Project Overview

Quantum entanglement

Faculty Sponsor

Kiko Galvez (


Physics and Astronomy


Numerous physical phenomena have become vital diagnosis tools in medicine: x-rays, MRI, PET-scans, ultrasound. New technologies provide new approaches and perspectives for the understanding of disease. In this work we propose to harness quantum entanglement for the purpose of diagnosing biological media. We will do this by preparing entangled photons in the lab and passing them through thin slices of tissue supplied by our collaborators. The goal is to find ways to distinguish between tissues using the quantum properties of light.

Student Qualifications

2nd year or later.

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

8 weeks

Applications open on 01/15/2017 and close on 02/07/2017

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