Dimitris Angelakis Group
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 simulator". Working examples of quantum simulators today include extremely cold atoms trapped with lasers and magnetic fields and ions in electromagnetic traps. Photons trapped in photonic lattices have also recently emerged as a promising avenue and we are happy to be one of the leading groups in this area. With photons, exotic phenomena thought to exist only in strongly interacting electronic systems, such as Mott transitions, spin-charge separation, and even interacting relativistic theories can be reproduced and understood in more detail. In addition to the "many-body stuff", we are also interested in the "few body" quantum effects found in nano-structures and cold ions systems interfaced with light. These hybrid systems are extremely interesting for the study of quantum effects like quantum interference and entanglement and for their potential use in building quantum memories and quantum processors. Our work is mainly theoretical but we keep close contact with various experimental groups.
For further information on possible short or long term positions in our group at PhD or postdoc level, or if you just want to talk to us, please email the group leader.
More information at our homepage: www.dimitrisangelakis.org
|Dimitris Angelakis (Principal Investigator/Visiting Research Associate Professor)||Kishor Bharti (CQT PhD Student)|
|Victor Manuel Bastidas Valencia (Research Fellow)||See Tian Feng (CQT PhD Student)|
|Jirawat Tangpanitanon (CQT PhD Student)|
- Presenting CQT's Annual Report for 2016
- Shaking Schrödinger's cat may protect it from the environment
- Review marks ten years of research on quantum simulations with light
- Topological scheme for transporting quantum particles inspired by Nobel winner's work
- Presenting CQT's Annual Report for 2015