LSU Hosts International Researchers on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing


March 12, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC), established in 1990 to encourage and bring together scientists and engineers working in the interdisciplinary field of quantum information science and technology, will take place March 12-16, 2018 at Louisiana State University. 

Organized by the LSU Quantum Science and Technologies Group (QST), the 2018 QCMC conference will highlight research areas on nano photonic quantum information and processing.

“It is likely the largest conference in the world focused on quantum technologies,” said Jonathan P. Dowling, principal organizer QCMC 2018, co-director, Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, Hearne Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics, LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy. “This year's conference has a special emphasis on optical quantum computing and using quantum methods to improve the sensitivity of LIGO.” logo

The scope of the conference involves:

  • Cryptography and Communications 
  • Measurement and Metrology 
  • Computing and Information Theory 
  • Implementations
  • Quantum Simulations 
  • Quantum Control 
  • Foundations of Quantum Physics 

The Hearne Eminent Lecture will be held on Friday, March 16 at 2:30 pm in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the LSU Union. This special lecture will be open to the public and features Dr. Carlton M. Caves, distinguished professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and director at the Center for Quantum Information and Control, University of New Mexico. Caves will illustrate how weird the atomic-scale world really is and indicate how we might take advantage of that weirdness using new technologies for manipulating atomic scale systems.

To view a schedule of speakers for the QCMC 2018 conference, please visit