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.


Sep. 30, 2022 : David has passed his advancement to candidacy exam!
Congratulations David!!
Sep. 01, 2022 : QMO Labs featured in the Army Research Office Year in Review
QMO Lab is featured in the Army Research Office Year in Review for research in twisted van der Waals Heterostructures! The report summarizes progress made in projects funded by the Army Research office and highlights recent work by the QMO lab a quantum photodiode project. Read more about the project and funding at U.C. Riverside News.
Jul. 05, 2022 : Vibronic exciton-phonon states in WSe2/MoSe2 heterojunction photodiodes
Vibronic exciton-phonon states, normally only accessible in molecule-like systems, have been found in stack-engineered van der Waals heterojunction photodiodes! Fatemeh Barati, Trevor Arp, and Professor Gabor are co-authors on a paper published in Nano Letters detailing the observation of these vibronic states in WSe2/MoSe2 photodiodes.
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!
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