Congratulations Travis Scholten!

Congratulations to CQuIC Graduate Student, Travis Scholten. Travis defended his dissertation September 26, 2018 and has joined the ranks of CQuIC graduates applying their skills and knowledge, and sharing what they have learned as a member of CQuIC to other work groups in the quantum science community. We are proud.

As a Ph.D. graduate student, Travis worked with CQuIC Faculty Associate, Robin Blume-Kohout at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL).He found the affiliation with SNL useful in determining what his post-PhD plans would be.

Travis is moving to Yorktown Heights, NY to work as a Quantum Computing Solutions Developer at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His time will be split between working with clients to help them explore the use of quantum computing for their businesses and doing research in quantum computing in collaboration with IBM’s research teams. Travis is looking forward to developing applications of near-term quantum information processors, and to deepening his knowledge of the emerging quantum computing industry. “I’m sad to leave behind my friends and colleagues at CQuIC, who were a great source of stimulating ideas and who were a fun group of people to solve problems with.”

NSF EQuIP-RAISE Funds Awarded to CQuIC Faculty Associate Saikat Guha: CQuIC to Collaborate

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $31 million for fundamental quantum research” under its EQuIP-RAISE program “that will enable the United States to lead a new quantum technology revolution.” One project led by CQuIC’s Faculty Associate, Saikat Guha of the University of Arizona received $750K for the theoretical design and nanophotonic development of continuous-variable all-photonic quantum repeaters for long distance entanglement distribution. Prof. Guha and his co-PIs will collaborate with Dr. Rafael Alexander of CQuIC, on the theoretical portion of this project, specifically on efficient generation and designs of fault-tolerant non-Gaussian optical cluster states for quantum error correction against photon losses, to mimic the effect of quantum memories in a traditional repeater design.

Visiting Academic Colleague, Alberto Marino at CQuIC

CQuIC welcomes Alberto Marino, Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma as a UNM Visiting Academic Colleague.  Prof. Marino is on sabbatical in Albuquerque for the 2018-2019 academic year, working at Sandia Laboratories.  He will also be a weekly visitor at CQuIC to collaborate on research with the Deutsch, Becerra and Manjavacas groups.  Prof. Marino’s research has focused on the generation and control of quantum states of light known as twin beams through the use of four-wave mixing in atomic vapors.  His research intersects with that of CQuIC investigators through his work on the spatial properties of quantum states of light and on the interface between quantum states of light and plasmonic structures.