Professor Andrew Daley


Personal statement

My research centers on the boundary between quantum optics, many-body physics, and experiments in both AMO physics and the solid state. In particular, much of our present research is focussed on implementations and applications of quantum computing and quantum simulation. We are developing both new architectures for highly controlled quantum systems, and protocols (including software and algorithms) to apply these to problems of interest also outside of many-body physics.

On the side of quantum simulation, over the course of the last 10 years, advances in experiments with ultracold quantum gases have made possible the realization of strongly interacting systems, which can be used to explore complex many-body phenomena. Motivated by and in connection with these experiments, we explore novel phenomena on a theoretical level with analytical and numerical techniques. In particular, we are interested in the non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum gases, treating both coherent many-body dynamics (e.g., transport dynamics, or the exploration of metastable many-body states and their associated quantum phases), and dissipative many-body dynamics (e.g., heating of quantum gases in optical potentials, or engineering dissipative driving to produce complex many-body states).

On the level of applications, we have ongoing collaborations with experimentalists implementing quantum computing, especially with neutral atoms and trapped ions. We are also working with colleagues in other disciplines and in industry in order to identify potential near to medium term applications beyond basic physics.


Hubbard models and state preparation in an optical Lieb lattice
Flannigan S, Madail L, Dias R G, Daley A J
New Journal of Physics Vol 23 (2021)
One-dimensional Kronig–Penney superlattices at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface
Briggeman Megan, Lee Hyungwoo, Lee Jung Woo, Eom Kitae, Damanet François, Mansfield Elliott, Li Jianan, Huang Mengchen, Daley Andrew J, Eom Chang Beom, Irvin Patrick, Levy Jeremy
Nature Physics Vol 17, pp. 782-787 (2021)
Deterministic fast scrambling with neutral atom arrays
Hashizume Tomohiro, Bentsen Gregory S, Weber Sebastian, Daley Andrew J
Physical Review Letters Vol 126 (2021)
Measurement of identical particle entanglement and the influence of antisymmetrization
Becher J H, Sindici E, Klemt R, Jochim S, Daley A J, Preiss P M
Physical Review Letters Vol 125 (2020)
Collisionally inhomogeneous Bose-Einstein condensates with a linear interaction gradient
Di Carli Andrea, Henderson Grant, Flannigan Stuart, Colquhoun Craig D, Mitchell Matt, Oppo Gian-Luca, Daley Andrew J, Kuhr Stefan, Haller Elmar
Physical Review Letters Vol 125 (2020)
Interplay between coherent and dissipative dynamics of bosonic doublons in an optical lattice
Mark M J, Flannigan S, Meinert F, D'Incao J P, Daley A J, Nägerl H-C
Physical Review Research Vol 2 (2020)

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Professional activities

BBC Article on neutral atom quantum computing
Intelligent Computational Engineering quantum computing event
Invited speaker
Scottish Centre for Innovation in Quantum Computing and Simulation Industry Workshop
Scottish Centre for Innovation in quantum computing and simulation (External organisation)

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Engineering many-body quantum states and dissipative dynamics in quantum simulators | Lawrence, Ewen
Kirton, Peter (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Lawrence, Ewen (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Schmid, Sebastian Franz-Josef
Daley, Andrew (Principal Investigator) Kirton, Peter (Co-investigator) Schmid, Sebastian Franz-Josef (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Kothe, Simon
Kirton, Peter (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Kothe, Simon (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Scalable Qubit Arrays for Quantum Computation and Optimisation (M Squared Prosperity Partnership)
Pritchard, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
Scalable Qubit Arrays (SQuAre)
05-Jan-2020 - 04-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Mansfield, Elliott
Daley, Andrew (Principal Investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Mansfield, Elliott (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Programmable Atomic Large-Scale Quantum Simulation PASQUANS - EU FETFLAG (Quantum Simulation)
Daley, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021

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