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Statistics for Quantum Systems


Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

opportunity location
50.77.12.B7973 Boulder, CO

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Scott Charles Glancy 0
Emanuel H. Knill 303.497.6261


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.



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


key words
Statistics; Probability; Quantum information; Quantum computation; Quantum foundations; Theoretical physics; Applied mathematics;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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