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Andrew Daley

Ph.D., Physics, University of Innsbruck, 2005

Andrew Daley grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, where he completed his M.S. in Physics in 2002. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Innsbruck in 2005. He held an assistant position at the University of Innsbruck and then a senior scientist position at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2011 he began a faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh. He co-founded the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute in 2012 before moving to the University of Strathclyde in Scotland where he was appointed as a full professor in 2013.


My research centers on the boundary between many-body physics, quantum optics, and AMO physics. 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). We are also interested more generally in quantum simulation and the implementation of quantum computing in many-body systems.


Title Position Email
Anton Buyskikh Postdoctoral Fellow
François Damanet Postdoctoral Fellow
Stuart Flannigan Graduate Student
Araceli Venegas Gómez Graduate Student
Rosaria Lena Graduate Student
Eduardo Mascarenhas Postdoctoral Fellow
Saubhik Sarkar Graduate Student
Liam Walker Graduate Student
Guanglei Xu Postdoctoral Fellow
Most Cited Publications

"Time-dependent density-matrix renormalization-group using adaptive effective Hilbert spaces," A J Daley, C Kollath, U Schollwöck and G Vidal, J. Stat. Mech.: Theor. Exp. P04005 (2004)
"Repulsively bound atom pairs in an optical lattice," K. Winkler, G. Thalhammer, F. Lang, R. Grimm, J. Hecker Denschlag, A. J. Daley, A. Kantian, H. P. Büchler and P. Zoller, Nature 441, 853 (2006)
"Measuring Entanglement Growth in Quench Dynamics of Bosons in an Optical Lattice," A. J. Daley, H. Pichler, J. Schachenmayer, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 020505 (2012)
"Quantum Computing with Alkaline-Earth-Metal Atoms," Andrew J. Daley, Martin M. Boyd, Jun Ye, and Peter Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 170504 (2008)
"Quantum trajectories and open many-body quantum systems." Daley, Andrew J. Advances in Physics 63, no. 2 (2014): 77-149.

Recent Publications

"Enhanced localization and protection of topological edge states due to geometric frustration." Madail, L., S. Flannigan, A. M. Marques, A. J. Daley, and R. G. Dias. Physical Review B 100, no. 12 (2019): 125123.
"Randomized Benchmarking in the Analogue Setting." Derbyshire, Ellen, Jorge Yago Malo, Andrew Daley, Elham Kashefi, and Petros Wallden.  arXiv preprint arXiv:1909.01295 (2019).
"Spin Models, Dynamics, and Criticality with Atoms in Tilted Optical Superlattice," Buyskikh, Anton S., Luca Tagliacozzo, Dirk Schuricht, Chris A. Hooley, David Pekker, and Andrew J. Daley. Physical review letters 123, no. 9 (2019): 090401.
"Resonant two-site tunneling dynamics of bosons in a tilted optical superlattice," Buyskikh, Anton S., Luca Tagliacozzo, Dirk Schuricht, Chris A. Hooley, David Pekker, and Andrew J. Daley. Physical Review A 100, no. 2 (2019): 023627.
"Enhanced Superexchange in a Tilted Mott Insulator," Dimitrova, Ivana, Niklas Jepsen, Anton Buyskikh, Araceli Venegas-Gomez, Jesse Amato-Grill, Andrew Daley, and Wolfgang Ketterle.  arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.09870 (2019).