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Quantum Many-Body Physics, Quantum Optics, and Quantum Information

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division

RO# Location
50.68.41.B8101 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Gorshkov, Alexey V gorshkov@jqi.umd.edu 301.405.8934

Description

The main long-term goals of our theoretical research efforts are to understand and control large interacting quantum systems, as well as to design and create new ones. To achieve these goals, we integrate tools and methods from quantum optics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information science. Two specific goals of our research program are (1) to develop powerful new quantum technologies, including quantum computers, quantum communication devices, precise clocks, and accurate sensors; and (2) to use AMO (atomic, molecular, and optical) systems to study exotic many-body phenomena that are difficult to or impossible to access with other systems, with particular emphasis on far-out-of-equilibrium phenomena, time evolution, and dissipation. Examples of recent topics of interest include topological matter, strongly interacting photons, long-range-interacting AMO systems, and quantum speed limits to entanglement generation. The work is in close collaboration with on-going experimental and theoretical efforts at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS).

 

Keywords:
Quantum many-body physics; Quantum optics; Quantum information; Quantum communication; Cold atoms; Cold ions; Cold molecules; Photons;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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