New Nat. Commun. publication: Random access quantum information processors using multimode circuit quantum electrodynamics

Qubit connectivity is an important property of a quantum processor, with an ideal processor having random access—the ability of arbitrary qubit pairs to interact directly. This a challenge with superconducting circuits, as state-of-the-art architectures rely on only nearest-neighbor coupling. Here, we implement a random access superconducting quantum information processor, demonstrating universal operations on a nine-qubit […]

New NJP publication: Mapping repulsive to attractive interaction in driven–dissipative quantum systems

Repulsive and attractive interactions usually lead to very different physics. Striking exceptions exist in the dynamics of driven–dissipative quantum systems. For the example of a photonic Bose–Hubbard dimer, we establish a one-to-one mapping relating cases of onsite repulsion and attraction. We prove that the mapping is valid for an entire class of Markovian open quantum […]

Mohamed Abdelhafez wins prestigious teaching award

Mohamed has been awarded the 2016 Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching by the University of Chicago! The Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1991 in honor of Wayne C. Booth, the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in English Language & Literature and […]