News from the Center for Quantum Research

  1. AFGSC Quantum Workshop. CQR is helping to organize a workshop for Air Force Global Strike Command on quantum information science. The workshop will be 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 AFGSC-18-QISWS.
  2. Austin Meetup. Corey Ostrove will be presenting as a special guest at the Austin Quantum Computing-Artificial Intelligence Meetup on April 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm at WeWork Congress. The meeting is open to the public.
  3. ONR STEM grant. 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.
  4. APS March Meeting. Corey Ostrove, Patrick Rall, and Brian La Cour presented their work on quantum computing and quantum foundations at the 2018 APS March Meeting in Los Angeles.
  5. Secure quantum clock synchronization. This SPIE conference paper by Antia Lamas-Linares and James Troupe describes a verified and secure time synchronization protocol using entangled photons. [SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10547, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication XI; 105470L (2018)]
  6. Superposition Interview. Patrick Rall and Bryce Fuller give an interview on Whurley’s blog superposition.com about teaching quantum computing. Patrick is a Teaching Assistant, and Bryce is a Peer Mentor for our current FRI stream on quantum computing.
  7. TAMU Physic seminar. Dr. Brian La Cour will be giving an invited talk on "Quantum Emulation" for the Condensed Matter Seminar at Texas A&M University on 26 Jan. 2018 at 4:00 pm in MIST M102.
  8. Quantum Computing FRI Stream. Classes begin spring 2018 for the new Quantum Computing Freshman Research Initiative stream led by ARL:UT.
  9. Superposition Interview. Dr. Brian La Cour answers Whurley’s questions about quantum emulation and his dreams of being an entomologist on his blog post, superposition.com.
  10. CQR is proud to be part of a new Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) stream on Quantum Computing available for students at The University of Texas at Austin.
  11. TxACE Symposium. Brian La Cour will be giving an invited talk at the 2017 Texas Analog Center of Excellence Symposium on Oct. 16th at UT Dallas.
  12. Helmut Katzgraber visit. Prof. Helmut Katzgraber of TAMU will give a seminar at ARL on Sep. 27th at 2:30 pm entitled, “Quantum vs Classical Optimization: A Status Update on the Arms Race.”
  13. Local Hidden-Variable Model of Quantum Nonlocality. This letter describes a local hidden-variable model capable of reproducing the results of a recent experimental test of both quantum nonlocality and contextuality. [“Local Hidden-Variable Model for a Recent Experimental Test of Quantum Nonlocality and Local Contextuality.” Physics Letters A, vol. 381, 2230-2234 (2017)]
  14. Using quantum emulation for advanced computation. This Invited Paper describes a general class of problems for which an analog quantum emulation device is well suited to solving and examines the expected computational speedup. [“Using quantum emulation for advanced computation.” 2017 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)]
  15. Austin Meetup. Brian La Cour will be presenting as a special guest at the Austin Quantum Computing-Artificial Intelligence Meetup on 21 March 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Windsor Park Branch of the Austin Public Library. The meeting is open to the public.
  16. APS March Meeting 2017. Brian La Cour, James Troupe, and Corey Ostrove will be presenting at the 2017 APS March Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Brian will present on Quantum error correction in classical analog devices, James will present on BB84 with weak measurements, greater security with fewer assumptions, and Corey will present on Using quantum process tomography to characterize decoherence in an analog electronic device.
  17. Subspace projection method for unstructured searches. This paper describes a novel approach to solving unstructured search problems using a classical, signal-based emulation of a quantum computer. [“Subspace projection method for unstructured searches with noisy quantum oracles using a signal-based quantum emulation device.” Quantum Information Processing, vol. 16, 7 (2017).]
  18. Classical simulated annealing using quantum analogues. This paper describes 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).]
  19. Austin Meetup. Brian La Cour will be presenting as a special guest at the Austin Quantum Computing-Artificial Intelligence Meetup to discuss the IBM Quantum Experience. The meeting will be on 7 July 2016 at 7 pm in the Windsor Park Branch of the Austin Public Library and is open to the public.
  20. Adiabatic Quantum Computing conference. Brian La Cour will be presenting on “Classical simulated annealing using quantum analogues” at the Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference, 27-30 June 2016 at Google Los Angeles.
  21. Quantum and Beyond. Brian La Cour will be presenting on “Decoherence: It’s not just for quantum anymore” at Quantum and Beyond, The 17th Vaxjo Conference on Quantum Foundations, 13-16 June 2016 at Linnaeus University, Vaxjo, Sweden.
  22. A local hidden-variable model for experimental tests of the GHZ puzzle. This paper describes 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).]
  23. Classical emulation of a quantum computer. We describe 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)]
  24. Austin Meetup. Brian La Cour will be presenting as a special guest at the Austin Quantum Computing-Artificial Intelligence Meetup on 29 March 2016 at 7 pm in the Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library. The meeting is open to the public.
  25. APS March Meeting. Brian La Cour and James Troupe will be presenting at the 2016 APS March Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Brian will present on Classical Emulation of a Two-Qubit Quantum Computer with Analog Electronics and James will present on A Contextuality Based Quantum Key Distribution Protocol.
  26. Texas Section APS Conference. Brian La Cour, Corey Ostrove, and Michael Starkey will be presenting on 31 October 2015 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Brian will present on A local hidden variable model of GHZ puzzle, Corey will discuss Hybrid quantum-classical approaches to NP-complete problems, and Michael will describe our work on a Classical emulation of a 2-qubit quantum computer using analog voltage signals.
  27. Classical model of entanglement. We describe 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)]
  28. Guest lecturer Dr. Chris Fuchs. Learn about QBism from one of the world's experts! Dr. Fuchs will speak Aug. 11th at 12:30 PM in RLM 11.204 on "Quantum Theory from Quantum Information? (What would Feynman say?)" He will give an encore lecture Aug. 12th at 10:00 am in the ARL Auditorium on "A New Alphabet for Quantum Information."
  29. Feature Article in Phys.org on Quantum Emulation. We would like to thank Lisa Zyga, staff writer for Phys.org, for providing an excellent feature article on "Quantum computer emulated by a classical system."
  30. Emulating Quantum Computers Classically. We present a scheme for realizing a classical analog electronic device that behaves just like a gate-based quantum computer. ["Signal-based classical emulation of a universal quantum computer." New Journal of Physics, vol. 17, 053017 (2015).]
  31. Classical model of quantum measurement. This paper shows that one can obtain quantum-like behavior classically by considering only amplitude threshold detections. ["A locally deterministic, detector-based model of quantum measurement." Foundations of Physics, vol. 44, 1059-1084 (2014).]

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