Scientists discover exotic quantum state at room temperature : Read Story For the first time, physicists have observed novel quantum effects in a topological insulator at room temperature. Read Story Thompson wins New Horizons Prize in Physics for neutral-atom quantum computing : Read Story The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has awarded Jeff Thompson a 2023 New Horizons in Physics Prize for early-career researchers who have made a substantial impact in the field. Read Story Why ‘erasure’ could be key to practical quantum computing : Read Story A team led by Jeff Thompson, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, pioneered an approach to more efficient error correction in quantum computers. Read Story How water turns into ice — with quantum accuracy : Read Story Researchers at Princeton University combined artificial intelligence and quantum mechanics to simulate what happens at the molecular level when water freezes. Read Story Unmasking the ‘magic’ behind one of physics’ recent mysteries : Read Story The discovery of superconductivity in two single-atom-thick layers of graphene stacked at a precise angle of 1.1 degrees came as a big surprise to the scientific community. Read Story 1 / 5 Start animation ▶ < > Quantum materials are vaguely defined as materials that don’t behave according to laws of classical physics. Examples include superconductors, complex magnets or topological materials. These materials can lead to many novel technologies, including faster computers, fault tolerant quantum computers, improved optical sensors or levitating trains. At the Princeton Institute of Materials, we work to predict, synthesize, and characterize new quantum materials with new and/or improved properties. Associated Faculty Ravindra N. Bhatt Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Roberto Car Ralph W. *31 Dornte Professor in Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute of Materials. Robert J. Cava Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry Nathalie P. de Leon Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Claire F. Gmachl Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Associate Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Interim Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Head of Whitman College. F. Duncan Haldane Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics. M. Zahid Hasan Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics Andrew A. Houck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering David A. Huse Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Stephen A. Lyon Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Director, Program in Engineering Physics. Associate Director, Princeton Institute of Materials. Nai Phuan Ong Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics Loren N. Pfeiffer Senior Research Scholar, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Herschel A. Rabitz Charles Phelps Smyth '16 *17 Professor of Chemistry Gregory D. Scholes William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry. Chair, Department of Chemistry. Leslie M. Schoop Associate Professor of Chemistry. Associate Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials. Mansour Shayegan Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Aditya Sood Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. Jeffrey D. Thompson Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Hakan E. Türeci Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Sanfeng Wu Assistant Professor of Physics Saien Xie Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials Nan Yao Professor of the Practice, Princeton Institute of Materials. Director, Imaging and Analysis Center. Ali Yazdani Class of 1909 Professor of Physics. Director, Princeton Center for Complex Materials.