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2021

May 6, 2021 - Ph.D. Graduate Sumeet Khatri Co-authors Textbook on Quantum Communication with LSU Professor Mark Wilde.The Textbook: Principles of Quantum Communication Theory: A Modern Approach has already been added to graduate course syllabi around the world and adopted as recommended reading in various international quantum research groups. “This textbook is especially useful for people who have joined quantum sciences from different disciplines.”—Krista Petersone, QWorld

April 22, 2021 - Eneet Kaur received 2020-21 the Coates Dissertation Awards. Eneet was advised by Associate Professor Mark Wilde. Dissertation title: Limitations on Protecting Information Against Quantum Adversaries. 

April 22, 2021 - PhD student Arshag Dannageozian received Coates Research Scholar award,  for his research in Modeling the environment noise on an NV center qubit using coherent population trapping, in the Quantum Physics Group.

April 22, 2021 - Undergraduate student Roy Pace received Byrd Ball Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. Roy is working with Associate Professor Hwang Lee and successfully presented as the first author at the 2021 APS March Meeting on “Verification of Diagnostic Circuits on IBM Quantum Circuits: Using Hybrid Machine Learning for Fault Classification."

March 2, 2021 - Mark Wilde Chosen as APS Physical Review Journal Outstanding Referee.  Associate Professor Mark M. Wilde is among the 151 Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review journals for 2021, as chosen by the journal editors. 

2020

July 29, 2020 - Healing an Achilles’ Heel of Quantum Entanglement: LSU Associate Professor of Physics Mark M. Wilde and his collaborator have solved a 20-year-old problem in quantum information theory on how to calculate entanglement cost—a way to measure entanglement—in a manner that’s efficiently computable, useful, and broadly applicable in several quantum research areas.

June 18, 2020 -  LSU Physics Graduate Student Margarite LaBorde Presented Prominent DoD SMART Scholarship

June 5, 2020 - LSU Mourns the Loss of World-Renowned Professor Jonathan P. Dowling. The LSU community lost one of its world-renowned faculty members when Professor and Hearne Chair of Theoretical Physics Jonathan P. Dowling passed away on June 5th, 2020, after a brief illness. 

2019

November 6, 2019 - By Leaps and Bounds: PhD Student Positions LSU as a Leading Contributor to Research on Quantum Key Distribution: Eneet Kaur is a doctoral student and rising star in quantum information science at LSU. She recently presented her work on quantum key distribution, a method to secure communications based on the physical principles of quantum mechanics, as an invited talk at the QCrypt conference in Montreal, Canada. 

July 17, 2019 - Quantum Buzz (No Bee).  As LSU leverages its current successes in the field of quantum information science, a large part of the effort to create educational ecosystems that stimulate innovation relies on strong relationships with partner universities and researchers across Louisiana. One aspect of that effort is QuILT Day, and the fourth will take place on LSU’s campus this Friday, July 19.  

March 25, 2019 - Hello, Quantum Vacuum, Nice to See You.  Associate professor Thomas Corbitt and his team of researchers measure quantum behavior at room temperature, visible to the naked eye, as reported today in the journal Nature. 

March 15, 2019 - Professor Mark Wilde Receives the Rainmaker Award for Research and Creative Activity

2018

April 9, 2018 - Quantum Revolution - U.S. Department of Defense funds LSU physicist’s quantum sensing research

March 12, 2018 - LSU Hosts International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing

January 22, 2018 - Student Spotlight: Margarite LaBorde, a double major in physics and math.

2017

June 16, 2017 - Jonathan Dowling on the implication of quantum physics

April 24, 2017 - Congratulations to the award recipients at the Annual Physics & Astronomy Awards Ceremony

  • Graduate Faculty Teaching Award– Jonathan Dowling
  • Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Award – Ivan Agullo
  • 2018  LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award – Ivan Agullo
  • College of Science Dean’s Award – Margarite LaBorde

Febuary, 2017 - Mark Wilde's Second Edition of his book "Quantum Information Theory" has been published.

2016

January 1, 2016 -  LSU Physics Professor Ivan Agullo Receives NSF Career Award.  

2015

May, 2015 - Mark Wilde named a winner of the 2015 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award

April 26, 2015 — QST students Jonathan P. Olson and Evan J. Rabeaux and Professor Jonathan P. Dowling have published their research on quantum metrology in Physical Review Letters. Their proposal requires a bank of photon sources, undergoing an evolution within an interferometer, followed by photodetection, and enables precise measurements, beyond what is possible classically.

March 24, 2015 — Congratulations to PhD candidate Kaushik Parasuram Seshadreesan, who has successfully defended his PhD thesis and accepted an offer for a summer internship at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Tokyo, Japan followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany under the supervision of Gerd Leuchs.

February 23, 2015 — Postdoctoral Scholar Xiaoting Wang joins our research group. He was previously a postdoctoral research affiliate with Professor Seth Lloyd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a postdoctoral research fellow with Professor Kurt Jacobs at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He received his PhD in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Sophie Schirmer.

2014

October 24, 2014 — Assistant Professor Mark M. Wilde's research on quantum key distribution has been published in a recent issue of Nature Communications. The work establishes a fundamental bound on the rate at which quantum secured information can be communicated over an optical communication channel, such as a fiber optic or free space link. The U.S. government is now using the bound as a benchmark to assess quantum key distribution protocols.

September 18, 2014 — Professor Jonathan P. Dowling's research on a time-bin encoded boson-sampling architecture has been published in Physical Review Letters. The work shows how to reduce the required number of optical elements in building a boson-sampling device.

August 10, 2014 — Congratulations to PhD candidate Bhaskar Roy Bardhan, who has accepted an offer to begin in November 2014 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Jeffrey H. Shapiro.

May 21, 2014 — Congratulations to PhD candidate Kaushik Seshadreesan, who has received the 2014-2015 Dissertation Year Fellowship from the Graduate School of LSU.

April 30, 2014 — The National Science Foundation has awarded Professor Jonathan P. Dowling a Theoretical, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical division single-investigator grant. The project is entitled “The Rise of the Boson-Sampling Quantum Computer and The Renaissance of the Linear Optical Quantum Interferometer” and will run from June 15, 2014 until May 30, 2017.

April 30, 2014 — The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor Mark M. Wilde an Early Career development grant. The project is entitled “Theoretical and practical aspects of quantum communication protocols” and will run from May 15, 2014 until April 30, 2019.

January 10, 2014 — Postdoctoral Scholar Thomas Cooney joins our research group. He was previously in the research group “Mathematics and Quantum Information” with David Perez-Garcia at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He received his PhD in mathematics in 2010 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2013

December 30, 2013 — Assistant Professor Mark M. Wilde's research on an information-theoretic formulation of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. The research quantifies with entropies the fundamental trade-off between measurement error and disturbance in any measurement of a quantum system.

December 16, 2013 — Professor Jonathan Dowling and the Quantum Science and Technologies group are featured in an article on the LSU web site.

November 5, 2013 — Congratulations to Bhaskar Roy Bardhan, who has received the Coates Scholar Research Grant from the LSU Graduate School.

November 4, 2013 — Assistant Professor Mark M. Wilde's research on time travel and quantum cloning has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. Wilde and his coauthors show that it is possible to violate the no-cloning theorem of quantum mechanics if one has access to a closed timelike curve (a time machine) that behaves according to a model established in 1991 by David Deutsch.

September 15, 2013 — Professor Jonathan P. Dowling has been awarded an Army Research Office grant entitled “From Quantum Computing to Quantum Sensing”.

June 10, 2013 — Assistant Professor Mark M. Wilde's textbook Quantum Information Theory is published by Cambridge University Press. The book “develops the subject 'from the ground up', covering classical results as well as major advances of the past decade.” Available at Amazon, Cambridge University Press, and on Google Books.

May 7, 2013 — Professor Jonathan P. Dowling's book Schrodinger's Killer App: Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer is published by Taylor and Francis. The book “presents an inside look at the government’s quest to build a quantum computer capable of solving complex mathematical problems and hacking the public-key encryption codes used to secure the Internet.” Available at Amazon and on Google Books