Research

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Classical computers require enormous computing power and memory to simulate even the most modest quantum systems. That makes it difficult to model, for example, why certain materials are insulators and others are conductors or even superconductors. R. Feynman had grasped this since the 1980s and suggested to use instead another more controllable and perhaps artificial quantum system as a “quantum computer” or specifically in this case a “quantum simulator”.  In this direction, we study and develop novel approaches in a variety of quantum platforms including superconducting quantum circuits, slow light and integrated photonic chips. We also work with cold atoms and ions every now and then. Beyond quantum simulation and computation, we are also interested in topological physics as well as driven-dissipative quantum systems in general.

Our work is highly interdisciplinary and spans areas such as quantum optics, nano-photonics, condensed matter physics, as well as quantum information science.  We are in active collaboration with world leading experimental groups and high-tech companies to realise our ideas

 

Collaborations (current)

Prof. J. Martinis/Dr Roushan (Google/UCSB)

Prof. Alex Szameit (Rostock, Germany)

Dr. Robert Keil (Inssbruck, Austria)
Prof Rozario Fazio (Piza, Italy)
Prof. Dieter Jacksh group (Oxford, UK)
Prof Tobias Brandes group (Berlin, Germany)

Prof. Eden Figueroa group (SUNY, USA)

Dr Stephen Clark (University of Bath)