University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Welcome to the

Kwiat Quantum Information Group

in the Department of Physics in Engineering & LAS at Illinois

About us

We are a quantum information research group in the physics department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Our research interests include:

  • Fundamental studies of quantum mechanics
  • Optical quantum information resources including single-photon sources, single-photon detectors, sources of entanglement, quantum random number generators, and adaptive optics
  • Applications such as quantum key distribution, quantum state and process tomography, quantum state creation and remote preparation, hyperentanglement-enhanced quantum communication, quantum-enhanced precision measurements, and quantum memory
  • The interaction of quantum states of light with biological systems, including the human visual system

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Colin selected as Mavis Future Faculty Fellow

Colin Lualdi has been selected as a 2022-2023 Mavis Future Faculty Fellow. This program is designed to help current doctoral students become the next generation of engineering faculty. Read more

Kelsey and Colin represent UIUC as Science Officers

Graduate students Kelsey Ortiz and Colin Lualdi hosted a booth titled “Science: The Final Frontier” at the Star Trek: Mission Chicago convention, where they presented demos on applications of science in daily life and beyond. Read more

Colin featured in World Quantum Day video shared by the White House

Watch Colin Lualdi featured on “This is Quantum!”, a World Quantum Day video made by the Q-12 Education Partnership, spearheaded by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and NSF. Link

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