Professor Andrew Daley

Physics

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.

Publications

Tunable geometries in sparse Clifford circuits
Hashizume Tomohiro, Kuriyattil Sridevi, Daley Andrew J, Bentsen Gregory
Symmetry Vol 14 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040666
Measurement-induced phase transitions in sparse nonlocal scramblers
Hashizume Tomohiro, Bentsen Gregory S, Daley Andrew J
Physical Review Research Vol 4 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.4.013174
Many-body quantum state diffusion for non-Markovian dynamics in strongly interacting systems
Flannigan S, Damanet F, Daley A J
Physical Review Letters Vol 128 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.063601
Spin-orbit-assisted electron pairing in one-dimensional waveguides
Damanet François, Mansfield Elliott, Briggeman Megan, Irvin Patrick, Levy Jeremy, Daley Andrew J
Physical Review B Vol 104 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.104.125103
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)
https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/abfd01
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)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-021-01217-z

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Professional activities

BBC Article on neutral atom quantum computing
Interviewee
7/8/2020
Intelligent Computational Engineering quantum computing event
Invited speaker
4/2/2020
Scottish Centre for Innovation in Quantum Computing and Simulation Industry Workshop
Organiser
29/8/2019
Scottish Centre for Innovation in quantum computing and simulation (External organisation)
President
7/5/2019

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Projects

International Quantum Tensor Network
Daley, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
14-Jan-2022 - 13-Jan-2024
Quantum Computing & Simulation Hub: Academic Partnership Resource Fund
Pritchard, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Lawrence, Ewen
Kirton, Peter (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Lawrence, Ewen (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
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

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