Jonathan Dowling (1955-2020) was one of the pioneers of optical quantum information processing. He was closely involved in the US government’s development of quantum information science, working on diverse topics, including quantum metrology, Boson Sampling, and quantum networks. Jon would joke about his illustrious career. “There comes a time when a physicist must retire, go mad, or work to death; I call this the Josephson junction,” Jon said, referring to a key component in superconducting quantum interference devices. Jon continued research well past retirement age: “When people get to my age, they slow down. I’ve got 20 papers on arXiv this year. Dowling is accelerating!” This Special Issue aims to celebrate the work and life of Jonathan Dowling with contributions from across the spectrum of quantum science.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Quantum technologies
- Optical quantum computing
- Quantum metrology and sensing
- Quantum imaging
- Boson sampling
- The Quantum Internet
- Quantum Clock Synchronization and Navigation
- Quantum communication
Zixin Huang, MacQuarie University, Sydney, Australia
Pieter Kok, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
If you are interested in contributing Original Research, a Review, or a Perspective Article please complete the relevant Editorial Summary Intake Form, shown here, and email it to the Editorial team (AVSQuantumScience@aip.org) prior to your submission for pre-screening by the editors. You can prepare your manuscript using the information For Authors, at https://avs.scitation.org/aqs/authors/manuscript. You can then submit your paper using the AQS online submission system at https://aqs.peerx-press.org/. As a journal in its early years, our editors will rely on the Editorial Summary Intake Form to establish working relationships with authors as well as ensure papers are within desired scope, quality, and diversity we aim to achieve. For additional questions, please email the team at AVSQuantumScience@aip.org.