CQuIC Welcomes Pablo Poggi



Please join us in welcoming Pablo Poggi to CQuIC as a Postdoctoral Fellow.  Pablo comes to us from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Pablo recently completed his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Diego Wisniacki and Dr. Fernando Lombardo.  Pablo’s PhD research was focused on coherent control of quantum systems.  His research interests include:  Applications of optimal control techniques to relevant problems in quantum information setups such as quantum dots, superconducting circuits and ultracold atoms; quantum many-body phenomena, such as quantum phase transitions and many-body localization, and the effects of driving and dissipation in this type of systems; and the study of the quantum-to-classical transition: thermalization in quantum systems, quantum thermodynamics and quantum chaos.  Pablo started work at CQuIC on January 8, 2018.  Please welcome him to the CQuIC team.   Pablo is looking forward to exploring the Southwest, including the state of Colorado; and also to practicing tennis in the great Albuquerque weather.




Submit your Abstract for the 20th Annual SQuInT Workshop

Abstracts to be considered for talks and/or posters in the scientific program may be submitted beginning on September 18, 2017 until November 22, 2017.

The 20th Annual SQuInT Workshop will take place at the historic La Fonda on the Plaza hotel in Santa Fe, NM, February 22 – 24, 2018.  We plan to have special events to celebrate the 20th anniversary.  We hope to see many SQuInT network researchers at the Workshop!



CQuIC Recognized by NSF in Congressional Testimony

The House Subcommittees on Research & Technology and on Energy held a joint hearing on October 24 to assess American Leadership in Quantum Technology.  In his testimony , James Kurose, NSF Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, described how NSF is addressing the challenges in quantum information science.  He called out CQuIC for special mention in a bulleted point on the second page of his testimony: “Recognizing the inherent multidisciplinary aspects of QIS, which spans physics, engineering, computer science, and materials science, among other domains, NSF has long funded cross-disciplinary research centers integrated with early-career development activities. … These larger, more comprehensive research activities have served to create the next generation of quantum scientists for U.S. companies such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM.  Examples include the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at the California Institute of Technology, the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard University, and the Center for Quantum Information (and) Control at the University of New Mexico, one of only four Research/Doctoral-Extensive institutions in the country to also be designated as Hispanic-serving.”   

Dr. Kurose also highlighted the recent NSF Ideas Lab at the Santa Fe Institute, which CQuIC faculty Ivan Deutsch and Akimasa Miyake participated in.  The Ideas Lab, called the Practical Fully-Connected Quantum Computer Challenge, “challenged the research community with building a practical quantum computer through advances in hardware, software, and quantum algorithms.”   


CQuIC Welcomes Sayonee Ray



Please join us in welcoming Sayonee Ray as a CQuIC Postdoctoral Fellow. Sayonee comes to us from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, where she recently completed her PhD under the supervision of Subroto Mukerjee. Sayonee’s PhD research employed techniques like bosonization and renormalization-group analysis and was focused on topology and quantum phases of low-dimensional fermionic systems. In preparation for her work at CQuIC, Sayonee began studying symmetry-protected topological order for entanglement-based quantum computation and tensor-network renormalization. Sayonee started at CQuIC on October 1, 2017, and is eager to participate in all aspects of quantum information research at CQuIC. She is looking forward to experiencing the Balloon Fiesta for the first time, to traveling widely in the US and to exploring different forms of dance practiced in New Mexico.