Brian La Cour will be presenting 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 will
be 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.