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.





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.