Science: Research by team led by Andrew Cleland, Aaron O'Connell and John Martinis honored as 2010 Breakthrough of the Year

December 17, 2010

A quantum device designed by a team of physicists led by Andrew Cleland, Aaron O'Connell, and John Martinis has been named the 2010 Breakthrough of the Year by the journal Science. Science, the publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), cited the UCSB researchers for designing “a gadget that moves in ways that can only be described by quantum mechanics –– the set of rules that governs the behavior of tiny things like molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles. In recognition of the conceptual ground this experiment breaks, the ingenuity behind it, and its many potential applications, Science has called this discovery the most significant scientific advance of 2010.” READ MORE

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Andrew Cleland, Aaron O'Connell and John Martinis
credit: George Foulsham