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.


Variational quantum algorithms for computational fluid dynamics
Jaksch Dieter, Givi Peyman, Daley Andrew J, Rung Thomas
AIAA Journal, pp. 1-10 (2023)
Counterdiabatic optimized local driving
Čepaitė Ieva, Polkovnikov Anatoli, Daley Andrew J, Duncan Callum W
PRX Quantum Vol 4 (2023)
Propagation of errors and quantitative quantum simulation with quantum advantage
Flannigan S, Pearson N, Low G H, Buyskikh A, Bloch I, Zoller P, Troyer M, Daley A J
Quantum Science and Technology Vol 7 (2022)
High-fidelity multiqubit Rydberg gates via two-photon adiabatic rapid passage
Pelegrí G, Daley A J, Pritchard J D
Quantum Science and Technology Vol 7 (2022)
Practical quantum advantage in quantum simulation
Daley Andrew J, Bloch Immanuel, Kokail Christian, Flannigan Stuart, Pearson Natalie, Troyer Matthias, Zoller Peter
Nature Vol 607, pp. 667-676 (2022)
Density matrix renormalization group for continuous quantum systems
Dutta Shovan, Buyskikh Anton, Daley Andrew J, Mueller Erich J
Physical Review Letters Vol 128 (2022)

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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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DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Hopkins, Asa
Kendon, Vivien (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Hopkins, Asa (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Janiurek, Lara
Kendon, Vivien (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Janiurek, Lara (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Connor, Ryan
Daley, Andrew (Principal Investigator) Kendon, Vivien (Co-investigator) Connor, Ryan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2025
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-2025

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