Yale to Open New Quantum Institute; Studies Explore Runners' Thoughts, Brain Cancer

Oct 23, 2015

Quantum information science now has a home in New Haven, Connecticut. This hour, we preview the opening of the Yale Quantum Institute with its director, Robert Schoelkopf. 

And later: Have you ever wondered what runners think about as they pound out mile after mile? A recent study out of Cal State Northridge took a look inside the minds of long-distance runners. We learn more about it with WNPR science reporter Patrick Skahill. We also hear about a new Yale study on brain cancer.


  • Rob Schoelkopf - Director of the Yale Quantum Institute; Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at Yale University
  • Patrick Skahill - WNPR’s science and environment reporter and host of The Beaker
  • Dr. Ashley Samson - Associate professor at California State University, Northridge
  • Dr. Kimberly Lauren Johung - Assistant professor of therapeutic radiology at Yale Cancer Center

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John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.