The Quantum Coherence and Information Theory Group (QCI) is comprised of researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park faculty and is part of the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI). Our research interests focus on foundational issues of quantum mechanics, fundamental aspects of quantum decoherence and disentanglement, nonequalibrium quantum dynamics, the physics of quantum information and computation, and theoretical studies experimental systems where these issues can be most sensitively probed.
Selected Research Interests
- Foundational Issues of Quantum Mechanics
- Basic Mechanisms of Decoherence and Disentanglement
- Theoretical Aspects of Quantum and Atom Optics
- Fluctuation Phenomena in Non-linear Systems
- Nonequalibrium Quantum Field Theory
- Bose-Einstein Condensation
- Physics of Quantum Information
- Theoretical Aspects of Macroscopic and Mesoscopic Quantum Phenomena
- Physics of Quantum Information and Computation
The QCI seminar series is devoted to quantum coherence phenomena, foundational issues of quantum physics, and quantum information. It began in 2003, but since the inauguration of the JQI it as been subsumed by the JQI weekly seminar. Other seminars in the area that touch on related issues include the QIBEC seminar series at NIST Gaithersburg and the weekly LPS seminar.