Dr. James Nakamura announced the winner of the 2022 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize from Oxford Instruments!

March 2, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. James Nakamura, who was announced the winner of the 2022 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize from Oxford Instruments! He is being recognized for “the first direct observation of anyonic braiding statistics for quasiparticles at the v=1/3 fractional quantum Hall state.” Read more in the Oxford press release, Oxford Instruments Announces Selection of Dr. James Nakamura of Purdue University as the Winner of the 2022 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize.

Purdue News // Manfra group demonstrates bulk-edge coupling of anyons

January 18, 2022
Research team under Prof. Michael Manfra is the subject of Purdue News press release, Researchers at Purdue demonstrate bulk-edge coupling of anyons. They are being recognized for recent Nature Communications publication, Impact of bulk-edge coupling on observation of anyonic braiding statistics in quantum Hall interferometers. The new publication provides confirmation for their 2020 work, observing evidence for fractional statistics of anyons, but more importantly, it explores the physics of anyons through rational design and control of interferometers.

Pictured above is Prof. Michael Manfra (left) and Dr. James Nakamura, postdoc and lead author (right).

Manfra Group welcomes Dr. Noah Opondo

November 2, 2021
The Manfra Group welcomes Dr. Noah Opondo to the Microsoft Quantum lab at Purdue University.

Purdue News // Prof. Manfra to receive the 2021 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award

October 20, 2021
Prof. Michael Manfra was announced as the 2021 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award recipient in Purdue News press release, Three professors to receive Purdue’s most prestigious research awards. He is being recognized for a 2020 landmark experiment, conducted by Prof. Manfra and his research team, that found evidence for fractional statistics of quasiparticles called anyons.

New anyon interferometry postdoctoral position open in the Manfra Group

October 12, 2021

The Manfra Group at Purdue University seeks a postdoctoral fellow to study quasiparticle interferometry in the Fractional Quantum Hall Regime.

Read the Job Description or explore other Open Positions.

New hybrid quantum systems postdoctoral position open in the Manfra Group

October 12, 2021

The Manfra Group at Purdue University seeks a postdoctoral fellow to explore molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth of novel AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures to be integrated into hybrid GaAs/graphene devices designed to probe non-Abelian anyons in the fractional quantum Hall regime.

Read the Job Description or explore other Open Positions.

Microsoft Quantum Purdue tackles the 2021 team building event

October 1, 2021
Microsoft Quantum Purdue built friendships and conquered challenges at 2021 team building event. Congratulations to the red team!

Special thanks to Outback Team Building and The Spinning Axe.

Manfra Group welcomes Dr. Ruichen Zhao to Microsoft Quantum Purdue

September 13, 2021
The Manfra Group welcomes Dr. Ruichen Zhao to the Microsoft Quantum lab at Purdue.

Anyonic braiding research obtains global recognition from the Falling Walls Foundation

July 2021
Prof. Michael Manfra selected as a finalist and honoree of the Falling Walls Foundation in the Physical Sciences because of techniques and measurements leading to the direct observation of anyonic braiding statistics developed by his Prof. Manfra’s team including the extraordinary work of postdoctoral researcher, Dr. James Nakamura.

[Purdue University News Article - July 28, 2021]

Direct observation of anyonic braiding statistics | Fig. 2 - Conductance oscillations versus magnetic field and side gate
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