Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, HIT K23.3

8093 Zurich, Switzerland

Office phone:+41 44 633 7855

Email: schmidts@phys.ethz.ch

ETH Zurich, Habilitation 2015

Princeton University

Yale University, PhD 2008

FU Berlin, Diploma 2003

Princeton University

Yale University, PhD 2008

FU Berlin, Diploma 2003

-Ambizione Grant, 2012

-Yale Fellowship, 2003

-Heraeus Prize, 2003

-Studienstiftung, 2001

-Yale Fellowship, 2003

-Heraeus Prize, 2003

-Studienstiftung, 2001

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.

-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

-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

-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)

** 2016 **

Spring Semester

Theory of Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics (2+1 SWS)

** 2015 **

Spring Semester

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

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

** 2018 **

- M. Biondi, G. Blatter, and S. Schmidt

*Emergent light crystal from frustration and pump engineering*

preprint arXiv:1802.07755 (2018)

** 2017 **

- M. Roth, M. Ganzhorn, N. Moll, S. Filipp, G. Salis, and S. Schmidt

*Analysis of parametrically driven exchange-type (iSWAP) and two-photon (bSWAP) interactions between superconducting qubits*

Phys. Rev. A**96**, 062323 (2017)

- M. Biondi, G. Blatter, H. Tureci, and S. Schmidt

*Nonequilibrium gas-liquid transition in the driven-dissipative photonic lattice*

Phys. Rev. A**96**, 043809 (2017)

- M. Biondi, S.Lienhard, G. Blatter, H. Tureci, and S. Schmidt

*Spatial correlations in driven, dissipative photonic lattices*

New J. Phys.,**19**, 125016 (2017)

- S. Schmidt and G. Blatter

*Phase diagram and excitations of the Jaynes-Cummings-Hubbard model*

Book chapter in "Quantum Simulations with Photons and Polaritons: Merging Quantum Optics with Condensed Matter Physics"

Quantum Science and Technology Series, Springer (2017)

** 2016 **

- Y. L. Dong, T. Neupert, R. Chitra, and S. Schmidt

*Signatures of topological quantum phase transitions in driven and dissipative qubit-arrays*

Phys. Rev. B**94**, 035441 (2016)

- S. Schmidt

*Viewpoint: A Bird`s Eye View of Circuit Photons*

Physics**9**, 74 (2016)

- S. Schmidt

*Frustrated Polaritons*

Physica Scripta**91**, 7 (2016)

**Focus issue on Quantum Optics in the International Year of Light**

- F. Baboux, L. Ge, T. Jacqmin, M. Biondi, A. Lemaitre, L. Le Gratiet, I. Sagnes, S. Schmidt, H. E. Tureci, A. Amo, and J. Bloch

*Bosonic condensation and disorder-induced localization in a flat energy band*

Phys. Rev. Lett.**116**, 066402 (2016)

** 2015 **

- M. Biondi, E. van Nieuwenburg, G. Blatter, S. Huber, and S. Schmidt

*Incompressible polaritons in a flat band*

Phys. Rev. Lett.**115**, 143601 (2015)

- D. Oehri, M. Pletyukhov, V. Gritsev, G. Blatter, and S. Schmidt

*A tunable nonlinear Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometer*

Phys. Rev. A**91**, 033816 (2015)

- S. Schmidt

*Many-body physics with strongly correlated photons*

Habilitation Thesis, ETH Zurich (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)

** 2013 **

- G. Zhu, S. Schmidt, and J. Koch

*Dispersive regime of the Jaynes-Cummings and Rabi lattice*

New Journal of Physics**15**, 115002 (2013)

- S. Schmidt, G. Blatter, and J. Keeling

*From the Jaynes-Cummings-Hubbard to the Dicke model*

J. Phys. B: At.Mo.Opt.Phys.**46**, 224020 (2013)

- S. Schmidt and J. Koch

*Circuit QED lattices: Towards Quantum simulation with superconducting qubits*

Annalen der Physik**525**, 395 (2013)

** 2012 **

- F. Nissen, S. Schmidt, M. Biondi, G. Blatter, H. Tureci, and J. Keeling

*Non-equilibrium dynamics of coupled qubit-cavity arrays*

Phys. Rev. Lett.**108**, 233603 (2012)

- M. Hohenadler, M. Aichhorn, L. Pollet, and S. Schmidt

*Polariton Mott insulator with trapped ions or circuit QED*

Phys. Rev. A**85**, 013801 (2012)

- Y. Alhassid, K. N. Nesterov, and S. Schmidt

*The coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism in nano-scale metallic grains*

Phys. Scr. T**151**, 014047 (2012)

** 2011 **

- A. J. Hoffman, S. J. Srinivasan, S. Schmidt, L. Spietz, J. Aumentado, H. E. Tureci, A. A. Houck

*Dispersive photon blockade in a superconducting circuit*

Phys. Rev. Lett.**107**, 053602 (2011)

- M. Hohenadler, M. Aichhorn, S. Schmidt, and L. Pollet

*Dynamical critical exponent of the Jaynes-Cummings-Hubbard model*

Phys. Rev. A (Rapid)**84**, 041608 (2011)

** 2010 **

- S. Schmidt and G. Blatter

*Excitations of strongly correlated lattice polaritons*

Phys. Rev. Lett.**104**, 216402 (2010)

- S. Schmidt, D. Gerace, A. A. Houck, G. Blatter, and H. E. Tureci

*Non-equilibrium delocalization-localization transition of photons in circuit QED*

Phys. Rev. B (Rapid)**82**, 100507 (2010)

- K. Van Houcke, Y. Alhassid, S. Schmidt, and S. Rombouts

*The competition between superconductivity and ferromagnetism in small metallic grains: thermodynamics*

eprint: arXiv:1011.5421 (2010)

** 2009 **

- S. Schmidt and G. Blatter

*Strong-coupling theory for the Jaynes-Cummings-Hubbard model*

Phys. Rev. Lett.**103**, 086403 (2009)

- S. Schmidt and Y. Alhassid

*Mesoscopic interplay of superconductivity and ferromagnetism in ultra-small metallic grains,*

"Complex Phenomena in Nanoscale Systems" (Editors: G. Casati and D. Matrasulov)

NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics, 25, Springer, The Netherlands (2009)

** 2008 **

- S. Schmidt and Y. Alhassid

*Mesoscopic competition of superconductivity and ferromagnetism: conductance statistics in metallic grains*

Phys. Rev. Lett.**101**, 207003 (2008)

- S. Schmidt

*Electron interactions in chaotic metallic grains*

Ph.D. Thesis, Yale University (2008)

** before 2008 **

- S. Schmidt, Y. Alhassid, and K. v. Houcke

*Effect of a Zeeman field on the transition from superconductivity to ferromagnetism in metallic grains*

Europhys. Lett.**80**, 47004 (2007)

- Y. Alhassid, L. Fang, and S. Schmidt

*Thermodynamics of ultra-small metallic grains in the auxiliary-field Monte Carlo approach*

eprint: cond-mat/0702304 (2007)

- H. Kleinert, S. Schmidt, and A. Pelster

*Quantum phase diagram for homogeneous Bose Einstein condensate*

Ann. Phys. (Leipzig)**14**, 214 (2005)

- H. Kleinert, S. Schmidt, and A. Pelster

*Reentrant phenomenon in the quantum phase transitions of a gas of Bosons trapped in an optical lattice*

Phys. Rev. Lett.**93**, 160402 (2003)

- S. Schmidt

*Thermal Field theory for ultra-cold atoms*

Diploma Thesis, Free University of Berlin (2003)