The Quantum Pontiff

Best Paper Awards

A note from Ivan Deutsch, Secretary-Treasurer of the APS GQI topical group about the winners of the best student paper awards:

We are pleased to announce the Best Student Paper awards for the 2009 APS March Meeting. For the best experimental paper, the winner is

Eric Lucero, UCSB

for his paper J17.1, “High fidelity gates in Josephson phase qubits”.

For the best theoretical paper, the winner is

Lev Bishop, Yale University

for his paper V17.9, “Towards proving non-classicality with a 3-qubit GHZ state in circuit QED”.

Congratulations to the future Doctors Lucero and Bishop!


  1. #1 Jonathan Vos Post
    April 4, 2009

    By synchronicity, as you were appreciating Lev Bishop on “Towards proving non-classicality with a 3-qubit GHZ state in circuit QED” I was just involved in discussion relating GHZ and Borromean Entanglement. It would be cool if these threads were connected:

    GHZ = Borromean Entanglement; Re: The Borromean Link Configuration

    In quantum information theory, a GHZ Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger state is a certain type of entangled quantum state which involves at least three subsystems (particles), no two of which are entangled with each other. It was first studied by D. Greenberger, M.A. Horne and Anton Zeilinger in 1989; who subsequently (together with A. Shimony, upon a suggestion by N. D. Mermin) applied their arguments to certain measurements involving three observers. They have noticed the extremely non-classical properties of the state.

    N. David Mermin, Quantum mysteries revisited, Am. J. Phys. 58 (8), 731 (1990)