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


  1. & Quantum computations on a topologically encoded qubit. Science 345(6194), 302-305.
  2. & Quantifying spatial correlations of general quantum dynamics. New Journal of Physics 17
  3. & Efficient algorithm to compute the Berry conductivity. New Journal of Physics 16
  4. & Quantum Google algorithm. The European Physical Journal Plus 129
  5. & Quantum simulation of a topological Mott insulator with Rydberg atoms in a Lieb lattice. Physical Review A 93(4), 043611-1

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  • PH-004 Introduction to Atoms and Nuclei

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

  • PH-M32 Quantum Information Processing

    The basic concepts of quantum mechanics and quantum computers are introduced. Various algorithms which require quantum computers are presented as well as an introduction to information theory. Simple physical realizations of quantum computers are discussed.


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

    Student name:
    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