About the Smith Group

My research focuses on the theory of quantum information and computing. We seek to identify the ultimate limits that physics places on communication, information processing, and sensing and understand the implications of these limits both in terms of practical technologies and fundamental physics. This involves finding new ways to think about information and new techniques for analyzing it.

In the Spotlight

From left to right: JILA postdoc Rachael Merritt, former JILAn and W. M. Keck Lab Director Curtis Biemborn, JILA Fellow Margaret Murnane, JILA Fellow Graeme Smith, JILA Fellow Shuo Sun (virtual), and JILA postdoc Jake Higgins
June 02, 2023: JILA's Postdoc Group Hosts Career Panel

JILA's Postdoc Group, an internal organization supporting postdoctoral researchers within JILA, held a career panel titled: "Insights for Applying for Faculty Positions as a Postdoctoral Researcher." The panel featured three JILA Fellows: Margaret Murnane, Shuo Sun, and Graeme Smith, and J. Curtis Beimborn II, the Director of the W.M. Keck Laboratory at JILA, who recently accepted a faculty position on the East Coast. 

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Photo of JILA Fellows Graeme Smith and THomas Perkins
September 16, 2021: JILA Fellows Thomas Perkins and Graeme Smith win the 2021 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award

JILA Fellow Thomas Perkins has been awarded the 2021 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award. This award recognizes mentors who have gone above and beyond to support their postdocs. Perkins was nominated by postdoc David Jacobson, who praised Perkins' effort to help Jacobson apply and receive the prestigious NIH K99 “Pathway to Independence” Award. 

JILA Fellow Graeme Smith also won the 2021 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award, being nominated by CU Boulder postdoc Vikesh Siddhu and former CU Boulder postdoc, Felix Leditzky. Leditzky said Smith “played an integral part in guiding me through the process and helping me achieve this career goal. I aim to pay forward the trust and support that I received from him.”

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Recent Publications

Quantum-State-Resolved Scattering of OCS at the Gas-Liquid Interface: Hyperthermal versus Thermal Vibrational Equilibration Dynamics in Polyatomics
T. A. L. Large and Nesbitt, D. J., The Journal Of Physical Chemistry C (2023).
Energy-Resolved Femtosecond Hot Electron Dynamics in Single Plasmonic Nanoparticles
J. Pettine, Maioli, P., Vallée, F., Del Fatti, N., and Nesbitt, D. J., Acs Nano 17, 10721-10732 (2023).
The Event Horizon Telescope Image of the Quasar NRAO 530
S. Jorstad, Dexter, J., and al, et., The Astrophysical Journal 943, 170 (2023).

JILA Address

We are located at JILA: A joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Map | JILA Phone: 303-492-7789 | Address: 440 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309