At atomic and sub-atomic scales, quantum mechanics describes reality. The theory of quantum mechanics is among the most successful scientific theories, exhibiting not one single contradiction in nearly a century since its inception. Yet, when atoms are combined to form highly complex structures - such as synthetic quantum materials or biological macro-molecules - the connection between microscopic phenomena and emergent macroscopic behaviors is lost. Indeed, hierarchical complexity defies a unified physical description. Gabor Research Laboratories aim to discover new phenomena - both quantum and classical - that may arise within and at the interface between quantum condensed matter and complex biological systems. As scientists at the boundary of physics and biology, we have a unique opportunity to unite our understanding of quantum mechanics with the complex and diverse biophysical properties and behaviors of life.
QMO Lab in the news
July 15, 2019 - Dr. Fatemeh Barati is headed to NYU! She will be joining the group of Prof. Shabani as a postdoc in the Center for Quantum Phenomena at New York University.
July 2, 2019 - Prof. Gabor is awarded the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers. See more here: Presidential Early Career Award
July 3, 2019 - Vipers! Prof. Gabor and the QMO Labs receive Office of Naval Research (ONR) funding through the HBCU/MI Award to study viper vision. This is the third major biophysics award in the QMO Labs.