CQuIC faculty member F. Elohim Becerra Chavez has been awarded a prestigious, five-year NSF Career Award. Elohim’s project, entitled Quantum Measurements for Optical Communications, is aimed at investigating unconventional measurements of the coherent states of light produced by a laser, to maximize the measurement sensitivity and thus enhance information transfer in communication channels, and at developing methods for overcoming the noise and loss that plague realistic communication channels. Congratulations, Elohim!
Debi Evans, Professor in UNM’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is CQuIC’s Diversity Officer, appointed to this post by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Mark Peceny. Professor Evans brings her scientific and administrative expertise to all aspects of CQuIC’s governance, with a special eye to ensuring the diversity of CQuIC’s work force. During the past academic year, Debi has played a vital role in the search for CQuIC Postdoctoral Fellows. span>
Please join us in welcoming Christopher Jackson to CQuIC as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Chris comes to us from the University of Oregon, where he recently completed his PhD under the supervision of Steven van Enk and Michael Raymer. Chris’s PhD research was focused on how to identify correlated preparation and measurement errors in quantum-information-processing protocols. Chris is keen to explore all aspects of quantum-information research at CQuIC and to enjoy the spectacular natural setting of northern New Mexico.
The 19th Annual SQuInT Workshop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana commenced with a welcome reception at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on February 22,2017, Wednesday evening. A total of 144 registrants attended the workshop at the Louisiana State University Digital Media Center and featured 35 talks by both senior and student participants. Forty-six posters were displayed at the Thursday night poster session. It was a successful meeting overall!