Miyake Research Group



The Miyake group is the dynamic collaboration of one young group leader and two 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.

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

Quantum Computation from Symmetric Quantum Matter

Jacob Miller and Akimasa Miyake have recently published a paper in Nature Partner Journal Quantum Information showing that quantum computers with distinct operational advantages can be built using a form of symmetric topological matter. Their work ...
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Thermodynamics with Correlations: Enhancing the Performance of Quantum Maxwell Demons

Adrian Chapman and Akimasa Miyake have recently published their paper in Physical Review E, demonstrating that a Maxwell demon can exploit correlations in its memory to enhance its thermodynamic performance over the demon which cannot. In ...
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Doing More with Quantum Phases of Spin Chains

Jacob Miller and Akimasa Miyake have recently published a paper in Physical Review Letters showing that a particular class of one-dimensional spin chains, belonging to a type of quantum phase, are uniformly useful for certain quantum ...
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Group Leader:  Akimasa Miyake
Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico
Research interests: quantum information, quantum computation, quantum simulation, many-body physics, quantum thermodynamics
Affiliations:  PandA at UNM