Jonathan P. Dowling Memorial Special Issue: The Second Quantum Revolution
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.
Guest Editors: Zixin Huang (MacQuarie University) and Pieter Kok (University of Sheffield)