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CQuIC faculty supervise about 20 graduate students from the  Physics and Astronomy (PandA) Department at UNM, the Optical Science and Engineering (OSE) Program at UNM, and the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA). Students at UNM work with faculty at UNM or at one of the local partner institutions, Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) or Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Students at UA work in Professor Poul Jessen’s research group.

Information for the various programs may be found below.

Questions about CQuIC graduate study at UNM should be directed to Professor Akimasa Miyake and at UA to Professor Poul Jessen.

Postdoctoral Positions

Theory Postdoctoral Fellows

Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC)

The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) is a research center headquartered at the University of New Mexico (UNM), with a node at the University of Arizona (UA), and an NSF-funded Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP).

CQuIC Postdoctoral Fellows have completed all requirements for a PhD in physics or a related discipline. They have a demonstrated record of accomplishment as a theorist in some part of quantum information science; demonstrated potential for research accomplishment at CQuIC; demonstrated potential to contribute to center-wide research-training and scientific-outreach activities; demonstrated potential to work productively with CQuIC personnel at all levels; demonstrated specific interest in CQuIC research; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

CQuIC Postdoctoral Fellows work with the core faculty at CQuIC: F. Elohim Becerra, Carlton Caves (Director), Ivan Deutsch, Poul Jessen (UA), and Akimasa Miyake; these are the Project Directors (PDs) for the FRHTP. There are ten Senior Collaborating Participants (SCPs) associated with the FRHTP, all at other institutions: Howard Barnum, Grant Biedermann, Robin Blume-Kohout, Gavin Brennen, Joshua Combes, Yuan-Yu Jau, Andrew Landahl, Gerard Milburn, Timothy Ralph, and Rolando Somma.

Theoretical research at CQuIC is focused on (i) foundational investigations in quantum information, control, and measurement; (ii) quantum control of qudit systems; (iii) quantum control and squeezing of collective atomic spins; (iv) analog quantum computation and simulation. Theoretical research ranges from abstract topics in quantum information theory to detailed modeling and protocol design for experiments involving cold atoms and/or quantum-optical systems. 

If interested in postdoctoral activities at CQuIC, please send an e-mail stating your interest to