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Quantum Information Science

Location

Information Directorate, RI/Advanced Computing Architecture

RO# Location
13.20.94.B5505 Rome, NY 134414514

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Alsing, Paul M. paul.alsing@us.af.mil 315.330.4960

Description

Quantum Information Science research involves interdisciplinary theoretical and experimental work from diverse fields such as physics, electrical and computer science, engineering, and from pure and applied mathematics. Objectives of AFRL’s Emerging Computing Technology Branch include investigations of physical implementation of quantum computational schemes, cluster state quantum computation, quantum algorithms, quantum error correction codes, quantum simulations, quantum entanglement, applications of quantum information processing, and high-performance numerical simulations of quantum computing architectures and algorithms. We are particularly interested in the development of quantum algorithms with an emphasis on large scale scientific computing and search/decision/optimization applications, physical implementations of quantum computational schemes with low error threshold rates, physical implementations of quantum error correction such as topological protection, and the simulation of quantum circuits/computers and quantum error correction schemes with an emphasis on modeling experiments. Topics of special interest include the cluster state quantum computing paradigm, quantum simulated annealing, the behavior of quantum information and entanglement under arbitrary motion of qubits, measures of quantum entanglement including geometrical and topological methods, and the distinction between quantum and classical information and its subsequent exploitation.

 

Keywords:
Quantum computation; Quantum information processing; Quantum entanglement; Quantum algorithms; Quantum error correction; Numerical simulations of quantum computers; Decoherence; HPC; Relativistic quantum information; Geometry and topology of quantum states/information;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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