CQuIC PhD student Jacob Miller defended his PhD dissertation on May 3, 2017 and has completed all the requirements to be awarded a PhD in Physics. Jacob’s dissertation, entitled Measurement-Based Quantum Computation and Symmetry-Protected Topological Order, was supervised by Akimasa Miyake, for whom this is also a milestone, as Jacob is Akimasa’s first PhD student. Congratulations to both Jacob and Akimasa! We look forward to further great things from both of them.
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.