Every year CQuIC organizes the Annual Workshop of the Southwest Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT) Network. The 19th Annual SQuInT Workshop will be held at LSU on February 23-25, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and will be co-organized by Akimasa Miyake of UNM and Mark Wilde of LSU.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy held a Forum on Quantum Information Science at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on Tuesday, October 18. CQuIC Director Carlton Caves participated in the meeting, at which leaders in quantum information science (QIS) from academia, industry, and government were brought together to “exchange views on key needs and opportunities, and consider how to maintain vibrant and robust national ecosystems for QIS research and development.” A critical question considered at the Forum was how best to nurture education and workforce training in QIS in the United States. Caves recommended establishment of federal programs to seed faculty positions in QIS so as to provide a critical mass of QIS personnel at key institutions, who can build up interdisciplinary degree programs in QIS from the undergraduate level through the PhD.
CQuIC organized a special workshop on October 14 to celebrate the scientific life of CQuIC Director Carlton Caves. The workshop featured talks by those who influenced and were influenced by Professor Caves's research career.
Pioneers in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Science: Celebration of the Academic Life of Carlton M. CavesOctober 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm MDT
The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) received a $2.2 million, five-year award from the National Science Foundation to become a Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP), one of two in the United States. CQuIC is now searching for up to four postdoctoral fellows, working in theoretical quantum information science, under the auspices of the FRHTP. The FRHTP award attracted the attention of Albuquerque Journal staff writer Kevin Robinson/Avila, who described CQuIC and the FRHTP award in his Tech Bytes column in the Journal.