I am theoretical physicist working in quantum information science. My main research interests are quantum information processing and quantum simulation of many-body quantum physics using atomic, molecular and optical systems. During the last years, the main focus of my work has been on topological quantum computing and error correction with trapped ions, as well as the study of topological quantum phases in cold atom systems. I enjoy working at the interface between theory and experiment, and in particular to bridge the gap between theoretical models and experimental implementations.

More details on my research and a list of my publications can be found on my Personal Homepage.

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantum Computing and Quantum Simulation
  • Topological Quantum Error Correction
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Atomic Physics: Rydberg Atoms and Trapped Ions

Publications

  1. Quantum Sensors for the Generating Functional of Interacting Quantum Field Theories. Physical Review X 7
  2. Assessing the progress of trapped-ion processors towards fault-tolerant quantum computation. Physical Review X
  3. Micromotion-enabled improvement of quantum logic gates with trapped ions. New Journal of Physics
  4. & Quantum computations on a topologically encoded qubit. Science 345(6194), 302-305.
  5. & Quantifying spatial correlations of general quantum dynamics. New Journal of Physics 17

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Teaching

  • PH-004 Introduction to Atoms and Nuclei

    Gives a foundation to the terminology and concepts of atomic and elementary particle physics.

  • PH-329 Quantum Information Processing

    The basic concepts of quantum mechanics, quantum algorithms and quantum computers are introduced. Students will reach an understanding of some of today¿s most relevant quantum algorithms, including Grover's search algorithm and Shor¿s algorithm for factoring, as well as quantum teleportation and quantum cryptography protocols. Various state-of-the-art experimental realisations of prototype quantum computers based on photons, trapped ions and superconducting qubits, as well as modern developments such as quantum error correction and the D-Wave quantum machine will be discussed.

  • PH-M32 Quantum Information Processing

    The basic concepts of quantum mechanics, quantum algorithms and quantum computers are introduced. Students will reach an understanding of some of today¿s most relevant quantum algorithms, including Grover's search algorithm and Shor¿s algorithm for factoring, as well as quantum teleportation and quantum cryptography protocols. Various state-of-the-art experimental realisations of prototype quantum computers based on photons, trapped ions and superconducting qubits, as well as modern developments such as quantum error correction and the D-Wave quantum machine will be discussed.

Supervision

  • Confirmation of Candidature (relevant to all programmes and modes of study) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Gert Aarts

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2015 Present Senior Lecturer Swansea University
2011 2015 Postdoctoral researcher Complutense University Madrid
2007 2011 PhD Innsbruck University
2000 2006 Physics undergraduate Konstanz University