Physicists-To-Go. Brian La Cour presented virtually to a Little Rock, Arkansas physics classroom to talk shop and demystify qubits as part of World Quantum Day & American Physical Society (APS Physics)'s Quantum To-Go program on April 6, 2023. APS News32, (June 2023). High School Students Go Quantum with Virtual Visit From Physicist
IEEE Quantum Week. On September 18, 2022, Noah Davis will present on Quantum Computing for the Faint of Heart, and Brian La Cour will provide an invited talk on The Virtual Quantum Optics Laboratory at the 2022 Quantum Science and Engineering Education Conference (QSEEC22) as part of IEEE Quantum Week. https://ed.quantum.ieee.org/qseec-22/
Dowling Memorial. Noah Davis will present on Sample-Depth Trade-Off for NISQ Amplitude Amplification, and Brian La Cour will present on Classical model of loophole free experimental violation of the Leggett-Garg inequality at the Jonathan P. Dowling Memorial Conference on Quantum Science and Technology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, May 13, 2022. https://www.cct.lsu.edu/unmemorialized
New England Section of APS. Brian La Cour will give an invited talk on Quantum Education at UT for the New England Section of APS on April 16, 2022. (virtual meeting)
Patent Awarded. S. Andrew Lanham; Travis Cuvelier; Brian R. La Cour; Robert Heath, SPACE-TIME ENCODING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, U.S. Letters Patent number 11,218,195 (January 4, 2022).
Publication. J. Walsh, M. Fenech, D. Tucker, C. Riegle-Crumb, and B. La Cour Piloting a full-year, optics-based high school course on quantum computing.Physics Education57, 025010 (2021).https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/ac3dc2
Publication. T. Cuvelier, S. A. Lanham, B. La Cour, and R. Heath, Jr., Quantum codes in classical communication: A space-time block code from quantum error correction. IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society 2, 2383 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1109/OJCOMS.2021.3121183
IEEE Quantum Education. Brian La Cour will present on Learning Experimental Quantum Optics through Simulation at the IEEE Quantum Education Workshop on September 25, 2021 at 9 a.m. CDT.
Quantum Simulation. Dr. Brian LaCour was interviewed for an article titled, Pushing Scientific Software to New Heights by Aaron Dubrow at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at UT Austin for work executed during Texascale Days. Mark Selover and colleagues from CQR performed a 45-qubit state vector simulation on a random circuit similar to the ones used by Google to demonstrate quantum supremacy.
Publication. S. A. Lanham and B. La Cour, Detection-based measurements for quantum emulation devices. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE), Denver, CO, Oct. 12-16, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1109/QCE49297.2020.00015
NQN Workshop. Brian La Cour presented as an invited speaker on The Virtual Quantum Optics Laboratory at the Northwest Quantum Nexus Workshop on September 18, 2020.
IEEE Quantum Education Summit. Brian La Cour presented on Educational Programs in QIS at The University of Texas at Austin at the 2019 IEEE Quantum Education Summit in San Mateo, CA, on November 6, 2019.
Josey Hanish presented on Simulating and Evaluating the Coherent Ising Machine at the 21st Annual Southwest Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT) Workshop in Albuquerque, NM, February 10-12, 2019.
Brian La Cour presented on at the QUantum Information at LSU and Tulane (QuILT) Day, November 2, 2018, on
Local hidden-variable model for a recent experimental test of quantum nonlocality and local contextuality. The event was held in Nicholson Hall at the LSU Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.
CQR, in collaboration with the Texas Center for Science Discovery (TIDES), has been awarded a grant for
over $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand its current Freshman Research Initiative (FRI)
Quantum Computing stream at The University of Texas at Austin.
CQR, in collaboration with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, has been awarded a $450,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory for their proposal,
Investigating the Role of Quantum Effects in the Computational Power of Optical Coherent Ising Machines.
CQR helped organize the AFGSC Quantum Workshop for Air Force Global Strike Command on quantum information science.
The workshop was held May 22-23, 2018 at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, LA. The complete announcement may be found at
FedBizOpps.gov under Solicitation Number
CQR, in collaboration with the UT College of Education, has been awarded a $785,000 grant from the Office of
Naval Research’s STEM program for Using Quantum Computing to Enhance STEM Education. The grant will focus on introducing quantum computing
to high school students.
This invited paper Using quantum emulation for advanced computation described a
general class of problems for which an analog quantum emulation device is
well suited to solving and examined the expected computational speedup.
[Using quantum emulation for
advanced computation. 2017 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)]
This paper Classical simulated annealing using quantum analogues described the use of certain classical
analogues to quantum tunneling behavior to improve the performance of simulated annealing on a discrete spin system of the general Ising form.
[Classical simulated annealing using quantum analogues,Journal of Statistical Physics, vol. 164, 772-784 (2016).]
Brian La Cour presented on Classical simulated annealing using quantum analogues at the
Adiabatic Quantum Computing
Conference, June 27-30, 2016 at Google Los Angeles.
Brian La Cour presented on Decoherence: It’s not just for quantum anymore at Quantum and Beyond,
The 17th Vaxjo Conference on Quantum Foundations, June 13-16, 2016 at Linnaeus University, Vaxjo, Sweden.
This paper A local hidden-variable model for experimental tests of the GHZ puzzle described a local hidden-variable
model that is capable of producing the experimental results of recent tests of quantum nonlocality using Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) states.
[A local hidden-variable model for experimental tests of the GHZ puzzle.Quantum Studies: Mathematics and Foundations, vol. 3, 221 (2016).]
This paper Classical emulation of a quantum computer described the construction of a two-qubit quantum emulation
device and benchmark gate fidelity for a programmable hardware prototype. [Classical emulation of a quantum computer.International Journal of Quantum Information, vol. 14, 1640004 (2016)]
This paper Classical model for measurements of an entanglement witness described how one can classically
mimic the experimental measurements of an entanglement witness for polarization-entangled photons.
[Classical model for measurements of an entanglement witness.Physical Review A, vol. 92, 032302 (2015)]
Guest lecturer Chris Fuchs spoke on Aug. 11, 2015 at The University of Texas at Austin on Quantum Theory from
Quantum Information? (What would Feynman say?). He gave an encore lecture Aug. 12, 2015 at ARL on
A New Alphabet for Quantum Information.