Upcoming Events

• Fri 4/18, 10:30AM in Room 101 - Center for High Tech Materials, Victor Acosta, Researcher, Google. Acosta is a research scientist at Google [x]. Previously he was a postdoc in Charles Santori and Ray Beausoleil's group at HP Labs, where he led efforts to integrate NV centers into photonic circuits for quantum computing and sensing. Victor did his PhD work in Dmitry Budker's AMO group in the UC Berkeley Physics dept, graduating in 2011. There he studied the basic physics underlying optical sensors based on alkali vapor cells as well as diamond NV centers. Victor has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, including 7 in Physical Review Letters, and has delivered more than 20 invited talks at international conferences and academic seminars., Atomic physics in a semiconductor vacuum: Quantum optics and nanoscale sensing in diamond

• Thu 4/24, 3:30PM in Room 190, Grant Biedermann, SNL, Quantum metrology with matterwave interferometers

• Thu 5/1, 3:30PM in Room 190, Joel Wallman, University of Waterloo, TBA

• Thu 5/8, 3:30PM in Room 190, Lorenza Viola, Dartmouth College, TBA

• Thu 8/21, 3:30PM in Room 190, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard, TBA


Q-circuit diagram drawing package

houseThe Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) is a new research center, established under the auspices of a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Physics at the Information Frontier (PIF) program. The PIs on the NSF grant are Carlton Caves and Ivan Deutsch of the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Poul Jessen of the University of Arizona (UA). CQuIC is based at the UNM and has research nodes at UNM and at the College of Optical Sciences at UA. The Center’s Director is Carlton Caves.


Research at CQuIC is focused on quantum information, quantum control, quantum metrology, and quantum optics. Theoretical research at UNM encompasses topics in all these areas. The experimental program at UA seeks to implement ideas from quantum information and quantum control in laser-cooled neutral-atom systems.