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

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.
Apr. 30, 2021 : Twisting light into electricity - U.S. Army funds quantum photodiode project
Along with our collaborator Vivek Aji, the QMO lab has been awarded $582,000 by the U.S. Department of the Army for use in a new project focusing on the conversion of light into electricity using photodiodes composed of twisted atomic-layer heterostructures. Read more about the project and funding at U.C. Riverside News
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