Miyake Research Group


The Miyake group is the dynamic collaboration of one young group leader and aloha-attired students. We work seriously, however, on the theories of quantum computation and quantum information under the motto: "Physics out of information". Although a newcomer in physics, quantum information science has spurred rapid development in our ability to interface and control quantum systems, as well as our understanding of quantum mechanics itself. Its major goals include the development of a quantum computer, which exploits the exotic properties of quantum mechanics to perform calculations faster than any ordinary classical computer. We participate in the STAQ (Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum) Co-design project, which is National Science Foundation's largest quantum computing project to date.

As a novel interdisciplinary field, quantum information also enables us to tackle long-standing questions in condensed matter physics, quantum many-body physics, and thermodynamics from a new angle. Our recent research interests lie at this interface, with particular focus on the phenomena of symmetry-protected topological orders and many-body localization and their relation to quantum computation. We are excited by the new insight that quantum information offers into these subjects, as well as the utility these phenomena possess for quantum computation.

Group News

A many-body quantum system

Subsystem symmetry enabling quantum computation

Austin Daniel, Rafael Alexander, and Akimasa Miyake have published a paper in the journal Quantum demonstrating that certain many-body quantum systems, when placed on lattices with different geometries, can possess a variety of exotic “subsystem symmetries” ...
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UNM to participate in $15 million NSF program to create first practical quantum computer

A research team of the University of New Mexico led by CQuIC faculty, Akimasa Miyake, will participate in a $15 million, multi-university collaboration as part of a National Science Foundation program designed with the audacious goal ...
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Symmetric Phases of Universal Quantum Computation

Jacob Miller and Akimasa Miyake have recently published a paper in Physical Review Letters giving strong evidence that certain forms of symmetric topological quantum matter can be utilized ubiquitously to power quantum computation. Their work is ...
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Chair’s Award of Best Dissertation in Physics

Jacob Miller completed his PhD under Akimasa Miyake about a year ago, with a dissertation entitled Measurement-Based Quantum Computation and Symmetry-Protected Topological Order.  In his thesis, Jacob made fundamental contributions to understanding the kind of many-body ...
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Group Leader: Akimasa Miyake
Associate Professor
University of New Mexico
Research interests: quantum information, quantum computation, quantum simulation, many-body physics, quantum thermodynamics
Affiliations:  PandA at UNM