Macklin Quantum Information Sciences Group (MQuIS)

2/27/17 Two Undergraduates present at SQuInT 2017

Undergraduates Anthony Rapp of the Bali Research Group and Austin Nar, a researcher with Dr. Perry Rice, presented their research at the SQUINT 2017 meeting. They attended the conference on full scholarship, held on the beautiful campus at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Anthony reported on his work on cold atoms in an optical lattice, and Austin on cold atoms coupled to an optical fiber. The meeting, which Dr. Rice also attended, brings together the broad community of researchers in Quantum Information Science, including experimental physicists, theorists, and computer scientists. Next year's meeting will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

3/6/16 Miami Students present at SQuInT Workshop

Graduate students Lyndon Cayayan (Clemens, Rice) and Ethan Clements (Bali), as well as senior Kaleb Campbell (Bali) presented their results in February at the SQuInT workshop in Albuquerque. They attended presentations of the latest research in quantum information from industry, national labs, and academic institutions. The students networked, toured UNM labs, and spoke to folks about their graduate school plans.​ Most importantly, they were able to discuss their research directly with some of the finest researchers in the field. Next year's meeting will be at LSU in Baton Rouge.

1/12/16 Macklin Quantum Information Sciences Group becomes a Node of the Southwest Quantum Information and Technology Network

The Macklin Quantum Information Sciences Group from Miami’s Physics Department has been invited to be a node (member) of the internationally renowned Southwestern Quantum Information and Technology network (SQuInT).  The MQuIS Group, led by Professor Perry Rice, will be one of only four predominantly undergraduate physics institutions in SQuInT. The Miami Physics QI Group is comprised of four faculty members, Perry Rice, James Clemens, Samir Bali, and AJ Hachtel. Currently the group has 12 undergraduates and eight MS graduate students doing research with collaborations at VAON Corp, University of Maryland/Joint Quantum Institute, Air Force Research Laboratory, and the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

The MQuIS Group is in “exciting company” which reflects well on the Group’s current status in the burgeoning field of Quantum Information. The other three non-PhD institutional nodes in SQuInT are Harvey Mudd College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Carleton College. Miami alumni have gone on to earn PhD’s at the research universities in the group, and this is truly a recognition of their fine work.

Being a node of SQuInT will bring a number of unique opportunities to the MQuIS Group’s faculty and students. In addition to annual SQuInT meetings and research collaborations, a member of the Miami group will serve on the SQuInT Steering Committee that decides on governance. Undergraduate student Kaleb Campbell and graduate students Lyndon Cayayan and Ethan Clements will present their research at the Annual SQuInT Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 18-20, 2016. The Group is excited about the promise for future research in conjunction with SQuInT, both great news and a singular achievement for Miami University undergraduate research.

From the SQuInT website:
"The rapidly advancing field of Quantum Information Science is a synergy of many different disciplines including information science, complexity theory, computer science, and various branches of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. As such, collaborative efforts are necessary to bridge the gaps between these various arenas and to further the flow of ideas. Taking advantage of the local southwestern expertise in this field, and building on existing enthusiasm and momentum to collaborate, we have formed a local network of universities, national laboratories, and industry. The purpose of this network is to facilitate the exchange of resources - intellectual and human - amongst the node institutions. Membership in the network is currently focused on, but not limited to, the southwest region of the US (hence the name).  SQuInT was founded Dec 17, 1998, at the IBM Almaden Research Center."

Other SQuInT network nodes are:
Research Universities

  • Stanford University, Applied Physics
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigacionnes Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas
  • University of California, Berkeley, Physics
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Physics
  • University of California, San Diego, Mathematics
  • University of Oregon, Physics
  • University of Southern California, Electrical Engineering
  • University of Washington, Physics

National Centers and Institutes

  • Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC): University of New Mexico, University of Arizona
  • Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, Louisiana State University
  • Institute for Quantum Information and Matter. Caltech (IQIM)
  • Joint Quantum Institute (JQI): University of Maryland, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg

National Laboratories

  • Quantum Information Science Initiative, Information Science and Technology Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL), NASA Ames Research Center

Industrial Laboratories

  • HRL Laboratories
  • Northrup Grumman Corporation
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Quantum Architectures and Computation Group (QuARC), Microsoft Research
  • Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL), Google Research

Undergraduate Institutions

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Physics
  • Carleton College, Physics
  • Harvey Mudd College, Physics

International Centers and Institutes

  • Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, a consortium of four Australian universities (UQ, USydney, Macquarie, UWA)
  • Institute for Quantum Information Science, University of Calgary
  • National Institute of Science and Technology for Quantum Information (INCTIQ), a consortium of fifteen Brazilian institutions