“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.
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.
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.
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).