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The Quantum Future

Princeton’s quantum scientists and engineers are working to manipulate the strange behaviors of particles — mindbending realities like quantum entanglement and superposition — to advance knowledge and produce technologies in fields as far-ranging as computing, communications, medicine, energy, finance and cryptography. For more than a century, Princeton scholars have expanded our understanding of matter and energy at the smallest scales and built on those discoveries to create tools for today and the future. Our new Ph.D. program and expanded Quantum Initiative carry forward that spirit of discovery.


Harnessing the smallest realm

Princeton takes a radically interdisciplinary approach to quantum research and engineering.

A Step Toward the Quantum Future

Princeton’s physicists have ‘entangled’ individual molecules for the first time, heralding a new platform for quantum science.

A Century of Discovery

From Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” to today’s Princeton Quantum Initiative, University President Christopher L. Eisgruber traces the arc of pioneering research on the Princeton campus.


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Thinking forward
In the middle of the last century, physicists discovered the strange behaviors of atomic particles — like an electron that can be in two places at once. Today, our engineers are at the cusp of harnessing these otherworldly behaviors to create new technologies.
Andrea Goldsmith
Andrea Goldsmith
Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering

Fostering Quantum Discoveries

Quantum technology requires engineers, physicists, chemists and computer scientists, working in systems from atoms to superconductors. Princeton brings together renowned scholars across key disciplines of quantum science inquiry.