QMO Lab

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 NEWS

Mar. 04, 2022 : Jacky Wan successfully defended his thesis!
Congratulations Jacky!
Feb. 19, 2022 : QMO Lab headed to the International Space Station
With a team from Apsidal, LLC and NASA, QMO Lab is sending it's first experiment into space aboard the Northrop Grumman robotic resupply spacecraft Cygnus. The experiment will spend several months on the International Space Station! Watch NASA's official launch video on YouTube!
Jul. 23, 2021 : Prof. Gabor interviewed by Youtube celebrity
YouTube's Atlas Pro has Professor Gabor on to help explain why KEPLER-186F would have red plants.
Jun. 07, 2021 : QMO research featured by YouTube celebrity
YouTube star Adam Ragusea featured a paper by Trevor Arp, Jed Kistner-Morris, and Prof. Gabor while explaining why foods tend to be green, yellow, red, and purple, but are seldom blue.
Jun. 02, 2021 : Moiré trions in twisted heterobilayers
Postdoc Erfu Liu, Prof. Gabor and Prof. Lui are co-authors on a paper published in Nature! Optical experiments on ultrathin semiconductor heterobilayers reveal signatures of moiré trions, including interlayer emission with sharp lines and a complex charge-density dependence, features that differ markedly from those of conventional trions.
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