Quantum Technologies and Many-Body Physics

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Figure from S.Schmidt and J. Koch, Annalen der Physik 525, 395 (2013)


PD Dr. Sebastian Schmidt

Institute for Theoretical Physics, ETH Zurich
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, HIT K23.3
8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Office phone:+41 44 633 7855
Email: schmidts@phys.ethz.ch
Previous:
ETH Zurich, Habilitation 2015
Princeton University
Yale University, PhD 2008
FU Berlin, Diploma 2003

Awards:
-Ambizione Grant, 2012
-Yale Fellowship, 2003
-Heraeus Prize, 2003
-Studienstiftung, 2001

Short Bio

Sebastian Schmidt is a senior lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He received his Diploma from the Free University of Berlin in 2003, completed his Ph.D. at Yale University in 2008, and spent a semester as a visiting fellow at the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS) in 2010. His present research is at the interface of condensed matter, quantum optics, and quantum electronics with a focus on many-body physics, out-of-equilibrium systems, and applications of quantum simulations, quantum metrology, and quantum annealing.

Google scholar (link)


Research

-Quantum Optics, Cavity & Circuit QED

-Quantum Electronics, Superconducting Circuits

-Quantum Computing, Annealing (together with IBM)

-Condensed Matter, Topology

-Strongly Correlated, Frustrated States of Photons

-Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions, Polariton BEC

-Mesoscopic Physics, Quantum Transport

-Nano-electronic devices, Quantum Dots, Nanoparticles

-Random Matrices, Path Integrals, Resummation



Collaborations (selected)

Experimental:

-Prof. Andrew Houck, Quantum Computing Lab @ Princeton
   Link to   paper 1,   paper 2,   paper 3

-Prof. Andreas Wallraff, Quantum Device Lab @ ETH Zurich
   Link to paper

-Prof. Jacqueline Bloch, Lab for Photonics and Nanostructures @ CNRS Paris
   Link to paper

-Dr. Stefan Filipp, Quantum Technology Group @ IBM Research Switzerland
   Link to paper

Theoretical:

-Prof. Gianni Blatter, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

-Prof. Hakan Tureci, Princeton (USA)

-Prof. Yoram Alhassid, Yale (USA)

-Prof. Hagen Kleinert, FU Berlin (Germany)

-Prof. Jens Koch, Northwestern (USA)

-Prof. Jonathan Keeling, St. Andrews (Scotland)



Teaching

2016

Spring Semester

Theory of Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics (2+1 SWS)

2015

Spring Semester

Many-Body Physics with strongly correlated photons (2+1 SWS)


Presentations

more than 50 invited talks at international conferences and workshops, university colloquia and research seminars.


Publications

2018


2017


2016


2015


2014

  • C. Eichler, Y. Salathe, J. Mlynek, S.Schmidt, and A. Wallraff
    Quantum limited amplification and entanglement in coupled nonlinear resonators
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 110502 (2014)

  • J. Raftery, D. Sadri S. Schmidt, H. Tureci, and A. A. Houck
    Observation of a dissipation-induced classical to quantum transition
    Phys. Rev. X 4, 031043 (2014)

  • M. Biondi, S. Schmidt, G. Blatter, H. Tureci
    Self-protected polariton states in photonic quantum metamaterials
    Phys. Rev. A 89, 025801 (2014)

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before 2008