Project Overview

Quantum Entanglement

Faculty Sponsor

Kiko Galvez (


Physics and Astronomy


In this project we study the feasibility of using quantum entanglement of light beams to diagnose brain tissue for disease (Alzheimers, cancer). The samples are provided by collaborators at City College of New York. The optical research and analysis will be conducted at Colgate. The experiment consists of preparing photon pairs in a quantum-entangled state. We then pass one or both photons through a tissue sample and analyze the loss of entanglement.

Student Qualifications

Having completer the second year of physics.

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

8 weeks

Applications open on 01/05/2018 and close on 02/05/2018

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