Who We Are

We are interested in fundamental and applied questions in quantum information science. Our group members are working on a variety of topics, including at the moment:

  • Theory of decoherence suppression: quantum error correction, decoherence-free subspaces/subsystems, dynamical decoupling.
  • Adiabatic quantum computation.
  • Quantum phase transitions.
  • Topological order and its uses in quantum computation.
  • Quantum algorithms in classical statistical mechanics.
  • Control (learning and closed-loop) of open quantum systems.
  • Physical implementations of quantum computers, including quantum dots, electrons on helium, optical lattices, superconducting Josephson junctions, trapped ions.

Applications from bright and motivated graduate students and postdocs are always welcome. Please email Prof. Daniel Lidar at lidar AT usc DOT edu.