(WIST.edu) The Center for Quantum Sensors at Washington University in St. Louis is the brainchild of Jim Buckley, Erik Henriksen, Henric Krawczynski and Kater Murch, all of the Department of Physics in Arts & Sciences. With their collaborators, they aim to develop strategies and technologies that harness the principles of quantum mechanics — and the various tricks that field has unlocked — to measure the world around us as accurately as physically possible, reaching far beyond the limits of current tools.
The center is a collaboration among Arts & Sciences researchers in physics, chemistry and earth and planetary sciences, along with the McKelvey School of Engineering and the School of Medicine. It serves as a hub for Washington University researchers who are developing cutting-edge sensors and for scientists who actively deploy those sensors in the field. Their expertise ranges from the theoretical physics of dark matter to remote sensing on Mars.