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.

 

 

 

 

CQuIC Welcomes Faculty Associate, Professor Alejandro Manjavacas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CQuIC welcomes Professor Alejandro Manjavacas, of UNM Physics and Astronomy, as a Faculty Associate, effective July 1, 2018. Professor Manjavacas is a theoretical physicist working on light-matter interactions, particularly relating to quantum effects in plasmonics and nanophotonics. The research performed in his group is focused on understanding how nanostructures interact with light and using that knowledge to develop novel applications in photonics. His group is very interested in the study of phenomena arising from the quantum and thermal fluctuations of the electromagnetic field, such as Casimir interactions and radiative heat transfer. As an associate member of CQuIC, Professor Manjavacas looks forward to interactions and collaborations with the members of CQuIC. Graduate students of the Manjavacas group, Paul Gieri and Keith Sanders, will also participate in collaborations with CQuIC.

 

Ivan Deutsch Appointed as CQuIC Director

 

Effective July 1, 2018, Regents’ Professor Ivan Deutsch will serve as the next Director of the Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC). Professor Deutsch has been a long-standing senior faculty member and one of the founders of CQuIC, an interdisciplinary center that is recognized by colleagues world-wide. He will work to continue the growth of CQuIC as a research center in quantum information at the University of New Mexico and with its partner institutions, and to foster the collaborative efforts across the CQuIC community.

Distinguished Professor, Carlton Caves is retiring from his role as the founding CQuIC Director as of June 30, 2018. Professor Caves will continue as a member of CQuIC and will be a full and active participant in its research endeavors.

 

 

P&A Awards Teaching Assistants

 

 

 

CQuIC PhD students Karthik Chinni and Austin Daniel were awarded jointly the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s William G. Larsen, PhD, Memorial Award for Best Teaching Assistant at the Physics and Astronomy Convocation on May 12.  Lecturer Mickey Odom, presenting the awards on the behalf of the department, said of Karthik, quoting Professor Kenkre, “Karthik has shown exceptional dedication every semester.  … He volunteered in situations in which others would not have and went far beyond what was expected of him in helping me and helping the students,” and of Austin, “He is a natural teacher. I have watched him consistently engage his students, who rate him highly.”