CQuIC Welcomes Professor Elizabeth Crosson

Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Crosson as a regular faculty member of CQuIC as she takes up her position as UNM Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy beginning September 1, 2018. Professor Crosson will also serve as a Project Director (PD) for CQuIC’s NSF grant-supported FRHTP project.

Prof. Elizabeth Crosson most recently worked as an IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology with John Preskill. Her research touches on several theoretical aspects of quantum computation, including adiabatic computation and optimization, quantum error correction, and Hamiltonian complexity. Her goal at UNM is to work with graduate students and continue doing research both on fundamental long-term questions in quantum information science, and also on developing immediate applications of the noisy intermediate-scale quantum computing devices that are now becoming available. She also plans to build a high-performance computing system dedicated to performing classical simulations of quantum systems. Prof. Crosson will be teaching a special topics course on quantum information in the Spring Semester 2019. Please welcome her to the CQuIC team.

UNM to participate in $15 million NSF program to create first practical quantum computer














A research team of the University of New Mexico led by CQuIC faculty, Akimasa Miyake, will participate in a $15 million, multi-university collaboration as part of a National Science Foundation program designed with the audacious goal of building the world’s first practical quantum computer. Read the UNM news article.

Team of STAQ-project researchers at Ideas Lab meeting at the Santa Fe Institute in Fall 2017. Front row (l. to r.): Hartmut Haeffner (University of California, Berkeley), Aram Harrow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Kenneth Brown (Duke University). Back row l. to r.): Akimasa Miyake (University of New Mexico), Alexey Gorshkov (University of Maryland College Park), Jungsang Kim (Duke University), Peter Love (Tufts University), Christopher Monroe (University of Maryland College Park), and Frederic Chong (University of Chicago).

CQuIC External Advisory Board Meeting August 23-24, 2018

 Steve Girvin Christiane Koch David Wineland


The CQuIC External Advisory Board (EAB) convened for its second meeting in Albuquerque on August 23rd and 24th, 2018. During the day and a half of meetings, Steven Girvin of Yale University, Christiane Koch of the University of Kassel, and David Wineland, of the University of Oregon, learned about current happenings at CQuIC offer advisement on CQuIC programs and research in quantum information science. CQuIC Faculty, postdocs and graduate students presented talks describing their current research and CQuIC graduate students displayed scientific posters at a poster session. CQuIC welcomed the participation of Elizabeth Crosson, its newest faculty member as well as graduate students, Nathan Lysne and Daniel Hemmer from the University of Arizona, CQuIC’s partner institution. The EAB took part in a roundtable discussion led by CQuIC Director, Ivan Deutsch that brought together UNM leadership from multiple disciplines to garner interest in preparing for a future of quantum information science at UNM that includes a multidisciplinary approach.


Welcome Faculty Associate, Professor Saikat Guha of the University of Arizona






CQuIC welcomes Professor Saikat Guha of the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, as a Faculty Associate, effective July 1, 2018. Professor Guha’s expertise lies at the intersection of quantum optics and quantum information theory. His research focuses on quantum limits of classical communications, super-resolution in optical imaging and sensing, quantum repeaters and network protocols, and all-photonic quantum computing. He looks forward to working closely with the CQuIC team on various topics of common interest.