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Students

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)

cquic.unm.edu

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. 

As of September 2017, we have filled all the postdoctoral positions our funding allows, but if you are interested in keeping your name in front of us should the situation change, please send an e-mail, including your CV, to cquic.unm.edu.

Faculty Position

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC)

cquic.unm.edu

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2018. The successful applicant will be engaged in building a strong research group in theoretical quantum information science that enhances the interdisciplinary activities of the Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) and strengthens the Physics and Astronomy degree programs. CQuIC administers a National Science Foundation Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP), providing excellent opportunities for collaborations with CQuIC faculty, its partner institutions, and postdoctoral researchers. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong publication record, show promise of scholarship, have breadth of research experience, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels, including the supervision of diverse student researchers.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Doctorate in physics or a related field by date of appointment (August 1, 2018)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
• Ability to develop a strong research program in theoretical quantum information science
• Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
• Commitment to mentor and supervise diverse student researchers at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
• Ability to obtain extramural funding to support research and teaching
• Ability to enhance the activities of the Center for Quantum Information and Control
• Commitment to contribute to the shared responsibilities of the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

Applicants must submit an application through UNMJobs (posting number 2257). A complete application consists of a CV, cover letter, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three professional references. Please instruct your references to submit their letters of support according to the special instructions included in the details of the posting at the above website.