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Statistics for Quantum Systems

Location

Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

RO# Location
50.77.12.B7973 Boulder, CO

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Glancy, Scott Charles sglancy@nist.gov 303.497.3369
Knill, Emanuel H. knill@boulder.nist.gov 303.497.6261

Description

Sophisticated, rigorous statistical tools are required to analyze data from experiments that manipulate and measure quantum systems with the goals of quantum computation, communication, and measurement. This project works to develop new methods for data analysis from quantum experiments. Particular applications of interest include quantum state and process tomography, certifying violation of local realism (e.g., in Bell tests), certification/quantification of randomness, and use of quantum resources to improve measurement precision. We work in close collaboration with experimental groups at NIST (trapped ions, superconducting qubits, photons) to assist experiment design and analysis and to inspire new theoretical research.

 

References

Zhang Y, Glancy S, Knill E: Physical Review A 88: 052119, 2013

Glancy S, Knill E, Girard M: New Journal of Physics 14: 095017, 2012

 

Keywords:
Statistics; Probability; Quantum information; Quantum computation; Quantum foundations; Theoretical physics; Applied mathematics;

Eligibility

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