Group Meeting Schedule

There is a regular weekly group meeting every Wednesday, 11am-1pm in the Seminar Room (room 216).

Anybody who is interested is invited to join these meetings.

Meeting Schedule 2020

  • 22nd January 2020 (Meeting 1) 
    Chris: Report on the young researcher workshop in CERN
  • 5th February 2020 (Meeting 2) 
    Andreas: general information on different projects and upcoming conferences (STA 2020 in Toulouse, CAMEL 16 & IOPI Spring Meeting in UCC) 

Meeting Schedule 2019

  • 7th November 2019 (Meeting 26) 
    Andreas: Report on the AtomQT meeting in Sarajevo
  • 23rd October 2019 (Meeting 25)
    Manuel: A brief look at Quantum Cryptography
  • 16th October 2019 (Meeting 24) 
    Imobach Garcia Martin: Review of Methods of Shortcuts to Adiabaticity 
  • 14th October 2019: Visit of Mark Mitchison (TCD)
    Talk: "A spin heat engine coupled to a simple harmonic oscillator flywheel" 
  • 9th October 2019 (Meeting 23) 
    David Rea: Presentatin of the paper 
    Authors: D.von Lindenfels, O.Grab, C.T.Schmiegelow, V.Kaushal, J.Schulz, M.Mitcheson, J.Goold, F.Schmidt-Kaler
    "A spin heat engine coupled to a simple harmonic oscillator flywheel" Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 080602 (2019)
  • 2nd October 2019 (Meeting 22) 
    Imobach Garcia Martin: Review of Heisenberg picture, Interaction picture & the Adiabatic Theorem
  • 17th September 2019 (Meeting 21) 
    Chris Whitty: Report about Barcelona summer school "Atoms and Sensing" 
  • 10th September 2019 (Meeting 20) 
    Imobach Garcia Martin: University of La Laguna final year project
    "Semiclassical models in the coherent states representation
    Chris Whitty: Report about Barcelona summer school 
  • 5th September 2019 (Meeting 19) 
    James McCluskey: Summer research project "Quantum Speed Limits"
  • 20th August 2019 (Meeting 18)
    General Meeting
  • 15th August 2019 (Meeting 17) 
    Timothy Peters (Summer Studentship)
    "Quantum Algorithms" 
    James McCluskey (Summer Studentship)
    "Quantum Speed Limits" 
  • 8th August 2019 (Meeting 16)
    Timothy Peters (Summer Studentship) - An outline of the Grover Algorithm
    Anthony Kiely: Presentation of the paper
    Authors: P.Claeys, M.Pandey, D.Sels & A.Polkovnikov 
    "Floquet-engineering counterdiabatic protocols in quantum many-body systems" (arXiv:1904.03209)
  • 21st May 2019 (Meeting 12) 
    David Rea: Updating SI units 
  • 14th May 2019 (Meeting 11) 
    Chris Whitty: Presentation of the paper
    Authors: D.Stefanatos & E.Paspalakis 
    "Maximising entanglement in Bosonic Josephson junctions using STA and Optimal Control" (arXiv:1802.07097)
  • 8th May 2019 (Meeting 10) 
    General Meeting 
  • 10th April 2019 (Meeting 9) 
    Mossey Fogarty
    "Quantum Speed Limit Condition, Heat Engines, Quantum Otto cycle"
    OIST TB Gp 
  • 2nd April 2019 (Meeting 8)
    Tom: Presentation of the paper
    Authors: N. Vitanov & M. Drewsen
    "Optically-Induced Highly-Efficient Detection and Separation of Chiral Molecules through Shortcuts to Adiabaticity" (arXiv: 1901.11487)
  • 12th March 2019 (Meeting 6):
    Andreas: Report on the Granada Kick-off meeting COST action on Trapped Ions: Progress on Classical & Quantum Applications


Meeting Schedule 2018

  • 19th December 2018 (Meeting 31)
    All: Christmas Group Meeting
  • 21st November 2018 (Meeting 27) 
    Guido: Page-Wootters relational time and absorptive detector models
  • 17th October 2018 (Meeting 24) 
    Andreas: Report on European Quantum Flagship Meeting in Wien 
  • 10th October 2018 (Meeting 23) 
    Chris: Presnentation of the paper:  
    Y.Li, X.Chen, J.G.Muga & E.Sherman, "Qubit gates with simultaneous transport in double quantum dots", arXiv:1809.08952
  • 3rd October 2018 (Meeting 22)
    Chris: Further aspects of the GRAPE algorithm 
  • 8th August 2018 (Meeting 19) 
    Beatriz Rodrigues: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
    Chris: Some aspects of the GRAPE Algorithm
  • 17th July 2018 (Meeting 18) 
    Andreas: Shortcuts to Adiabaticity: a new review
    Chris: Few words on Riesenfeld invariants
    Tom: Opening of a harmonic trap 
  • 28th June 2018 (Meeting 17) 
    Conal Murphy: Machine Learning: An introduction 
  • 22nd June 2018 (Meeting 16) 
    David: Report on Irish Quantum Foundations Conference
    Chris: The Chris Whitty view of The Adiabatic Theorem (continuation) 
  • 15th May 2018 (Meeting 13) 
    David: Report on IOPI Spring Meeting 
  • 26th April 2018 (Meeting 12) 
    Tom: report on CAMEL 18 (Bansko) 
    Andreas: Report from AtomQT meeting (Creta) 
  • 11th April 2018 (Meeting 11)
    Chris: Report on course on Scientific Writing
  • 21st March 2018 (Meeting 10) 
    Chris: The Chris Whitty view of The Adiabatic Theorem 
  • 7th March 2018 (Meeting 9)
    Tom: Practice talk for the CAMEL meeting 
  • 31st January 2018 (Meeting 4)
    Andreas: Complex Functions and some of their properties in 18 concise bites
  • 24th January 2018 (Meeting 3) 
    Tom: Presentation of the paper
    X.Chen, R.Jiang, J.Li, Y.Ban & E.Y.Sherman
    "Inverse engineering for fast transport and spin control of spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein condensates in moving harmonic traps" (arXiv: 1801.02887)
  • 10th January 2018 (Meeting 1)
    Cian: Harmonic Oscillator with time-varying mass

Meeting Schedule 2017

  • 13th December 2017 (Meeting 37)
    All: Christmas Group Meeting
  • 29th November 2017 (Meeting 35)
    Chris: Raman Scattering & Processes
  • 15th November 2017 (Meeting 33)
    Tom: The Quantum Catcher (part 2)
    Andreas: Report from the Bielefeld meeting: The Message of Quantum Science II
  • 1st November 2017 (Meeting 32) 
    Tom: The Quantum Catcher: Trapping and Cooling particles with a moving mirror & moving diode (part 1)
  • 18th October 2017 (Meeting 30)
    Andreas: Calculating ground states using imaginary time
  • 27th September 2017 (Meeting 27)
    Chris: Presentation of the paper Clercq, H.Lo, M.Marinelli, D.Nadlinger, R.Oswald, V.Negnevitsky, D.Kienzler, B.Keitch & J.Home
    "Parallel transport quantum logic gates with trapped ions" (PRL 116, 080502 (2016))
  • 20th September 2017 (Meeting 26)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    A.Ruschhaupt, T.Dowdall, M.Simon & J.G.Muga
    "Asymmetric scattering by non-hermitian potentials" (arXiv:1709.07027)
    Report from Photonics Conference in Galway
  • 6th September 2017 (Meeting 25)
  • 24th August 2017 (Meeting 23)
    Niall Kennedy: Summer project presentation
    Shan Zou: Project presentation 
  • 12th July 2017 (Meeting 19)
    Andreas and Tom: Report on Nessebar meeting 
  • 31th May 2017 (Meeting 18)
    David and Cian: Report on IQF 2017 meeting
    Tom: Quantum Coherent Control via Pauli Blocking (Dry run for Nessebar) 
  • 17th May 2017 (Meeting 16)
    Cian: Report on Field quadratures, coherent states and squeezed states 
  • 10th May 2017 (Meeting 15)
    Tom: Non-local PT quantum potentials 
  • 3rd May 2017 (Meeting 14)
    Guido: A partial overview of pure and mixed quantum states 
  • 22nd March 2017 (Meeting 10)
    John Goold: Quantum Thermodynamics
    J. Gonzalo Muga: Dynamical normal modes for time-dependent Hamiltonians in two dimensions
    Anthony: The Effect of Poisson noise on adiabatic quantum control (arXiv:1609.04272) 
  • 25th January 2017 (Meeting 3)
    Cian: Report on UCC seminar day for master/PhD students 
  • 18th January 2017 (Meeting 2)
    Anthony: Quantum State Transfer via Invariant based Shortcuts to Adiabaticity (PhD thesis) 
  • 11st January 2017 (Meeting 1)

Meeting Schedule 2016

  • 14th December 2016 (Meeting 39)
  • 16th November 2016 (Meeting 37)
    Brian O'Sullivan: The Hopf Fibration and Hidden Variables in Quantum and Classical Mechanics 
  • 28th September 2016 (Meeting 29)
    Guido: Overview: Time in Quantum Mechanics 
  • 3rd August 2016 (Meeting 23)
    Chris Whitty: Presentation: Summer project 
  • 13th April 2016 (Meeting 15)
    Guido: Simulated evolution and graphical representation of quantum systems (Bsc Thesis) 
  • 6th April 2016 (Meeting 14)
  • 30th March 2016 (Meeting 13)
  • 16th March 2016 (Meeting 12)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    A.Fortun, C.Cabrera-Gutierrez, G.Condon, E.Michon, J.Billy and D.Guery-Odelin
    "Direct tunnelling delay time measurement in an optical lattice" (arXiv: 1603.03655)
  • 15th March 2016 (Meeting 11)
    Kevin Collins: Shortcuts to Adiabaticity for multiple wells in a line 
  • 9th March 2016 (Meeting 10)
    David: Presentation of the paper
    J.Millen and A.Xuereb
    "The Rise of Quantum Machines" (Physics World, January 2016)
  • 2nd March 2016 (Meeting 9)
    Tom: Report about current reserach project 
  • 29th February 2016 (Meeting 8)
    Anthony: Report about current reserach project Shaken but not stirred:Creating exotic angular momentum states by shaking an optical lattice 
  • 24th February 2016 (Meeting 7)
    David: Brief report of the 2016 IOPI Spring Weekend meeting in Belfast. Theme:100 years of Einstein's GR
    Y.X.Du, Z.T.Liang, Y.C.Li, X.X.Yue, Q.X.Lv, W.Huang, X.Chen, H.Yan and S.L.Zhu"Experimental realisation of stimulated Raman superadiabatic passage with cold atoms" (arXiv: 1601.06058)
  • 17th February 2016 (Meeting 6)
    David: Presentation of the paper
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    G.Jacob, K.Groot-Berning, S.Wolf, S.Ulm, L.Couturier, U.Poschinger, F.Schmidt-Kaler and K.Singer
    "Single particle microscopy with nanometer resolution" (arXiv: 1405.05090)
  • 3rd February 2016 (Meeting 5)
    Brian O'Sullivan: The Bloch Sphere; Spinors, Vectors and Galilean Frames 
  • 27th January 2016 (Meeting 4)
  • 20th January 2016 (Meeting 3)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    C.Arenz, D.Burgarth, P.Facchi, V.Giovannetti, H.Nakazato, S.Pascazio and K.Yuasa
    "Universal Control Induced by Noise" (arXiv: 1601.01212)
  • 14th January 2016 (Meeting 2)
    David: Presentation of the paper
    J.Rossnagel, S.T.Dawkins, K.N.Tolazzi, O.Abah, E.Lutz, F.Schmidt-Kaler and K.Singer
    "A single-atom heat engine" (arXiv: 1510.03681)
  • 7th January 2016 (Meeting 1)
    Andreas: Background for Tom's reseach project 

Meeting Schedule 2015

  • 10th December 2015 (Meeting 38)
  • 3rd December 2015 (Meeting 37)
    Andreas: The Atom Diode: A one-way laser for cooling atoms (Eur Phys J, 159, 127-134 (2008)) 
  • 26th November 2015 (Meeting 36)
    Anthony: Report on Bilbao reserach visit
    Tom: Report on session 2 of the UCG computing course 
  • 19th November 2015 (Meeting 35)
    Tom: Quantum Catcher 
  • 12th November 2015 (Meeting 34)
    Anthony about his current research 
  • 9th November 2015 (Meeting 33)
    Paul Eastham about Bath-induced coherence 
  • 5th November 2015 (Meeting 32)
    David: Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics 
  • 22th October 2015 (Meeting 31)
    Andreas: Introduction to the quantum jump formalism 
  • 19th October 2015 (Meeting 30)
    S. Campbell: Equilibration and nonclassicality of a double-well potential (arXiv:1507.04355) and Paying the price:controlling many-body quantum systems 
  • 16th October 2015 (Meeting 29)
    J. G. Muga: Shortcuts to Adiabaticity in Trapped Ions 
  • 15th October 2015 (Meeting 28)
    Tom: Summary of chapter 2 of the review about shortcuts to adiabaticity 
  • 8th October 2015 (Meeting 27)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper Clercq, HY Lo, M.Marinelli, D.Nadlinger, R.Oswald, V.Negnevitsky, D.Kienzler, B. Keitch and J.Home
    "Parallel transport quantum logic gates with trapped ions" (arXiv: 1509.06624)
  • 1st October 2015 (Meeting 26)
  • 24th September 2015 (Meeting 25)
  • 17th September 2015 (Meeting 24)
    Kevin Collins: Control in Quantum Systems for Quantum Information (final presentation of summer research work) 
  • 10th September 2015 (Meeting 23)
    Brian O'Sullivan: An Overview of the Geometric Phase:Rotors and Spinors
  • 3rd September 2015 (Meeting 22)
    Andreas: Review of Photonics Ireland 2015
  • 28th August 2015 (Meeting 21)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    S.van Frank, A.Negretta, T.Berrada,R.Bucker, S.Montangero, J.F.Schaff, T.Schumm, T.Calarco and J.Schmiemeyer
    "Interferometry with non-classical motional states of a Bose-Einstein Condensate" (Nat Comm 5, doi 10.1038)
  • Andreas: Report about research visit to Bilbao
  • 16th July 2015 (Meeting 20)
    Andreas: Report about CEWQO 2015 in Warsaw
    Andreas/Anthony; Report about CAMEL 2015 workshop in Nessebar 
  • 23th June 2015 (Meeting 19)
    Kevin Collins: Control in Quantum Information Systems (Initial presentation of summer project) 
  • 11th June 2015 (Meeting 18)
    Padraig Daly: The Quantum Mechanics of Time (Initial presentation of summer project) 
  • 8th June 2015 (Meeting 17)
    Anthony: Shortcuts to Adiabaticity:Stable Population Transfer in Quantum States Practical presentation for the Nessebar workshop in Bulgaria 
  • 5th June 2015 (Meeting 16)
  • 21th May 2015 (Meeting 15)
    Anthony: Dry run for annual PhD review
  • 14th May 2015 (Meeting 14)
  • 8th May 2015 (Meeting 13)
  • 30th April 2015 (Meeting 12)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
  • S.S. Ivanov and N. V. Nitanov, "Composite two-qubit quantum gates" (arXiv: 1503.08788)
  • 23th April 2015 (Meeting 11)
    David: Presentation of the paper~
    L.Slodicka, G.Hetet, M.Hennrich and Rainer Blatt, "Free Space Interference Experiments with single photons and single ions" (arXiv: 1502.04302)
  • 2nd April 2015 (Meeting 10)
    Sharon Kelly: "Stability examination of shortcut schemes for population inversion in 3-level systems" 
  • 20th March 2015 (Meeting 9)
  • 13th March 2015 (Meeting 8)
  • 20th February 2015 (Meeting 7)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
  • M.Palermo, S.Martinez-Garaot, J.Alonso,J.P.Home and J.G.Muga, "Fast expansions and compressions of trapped ion-chains" (arXiv: 1502.00998)
  • 13th February 2015 (Meeting 6)
  • 6th February 2015 (Meeting 5)
    Anthony: Report on High Performance Computing Course at Tyndall Institute 
  • 30th January 2015 (Meeting 4)
    David: Presentation of the paper
  • J.Leonard, M.Lee, A.Morales, T.M.Karg, T.Esslinger and Tobias Donner, "Optical transport and manipulation of an ultracold atomic cloud using focus-tunable lenses" (arXiv: 1406.2336)
  • 23th January 2015 (Meeting 3)
  • 16th January 2015 (Meeting 2)
  • 9th January 2015 (Meeting 1)
    Andreas: Report about visit to Bilbao 

Meeting Schedule 2014

  • 18th December 2014 (Meeting 29)
    Tara Hennessy: "Aspects of Wave Propagation in Optical Nanofibres"
    Kristian Warnholz: Presentation on QM & Mathematica work
  • 4th December 2014 (Meeting 28)
    Discussion of the Penning Trap paper
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    S.Masuda, K.Nakamura and A. Del Campo, "High Fidelity rapid ground-state loadingof an ultracold gasinto an optical lattice" (arXiv: 1407.3212
  • 27th November 2014 (Meeting 27)
    David: Rabi precision spectroscopy and Ramsey interferometry
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    G. Grigoryan, V.Chaltykyan, E.Gazazyan, O.Tikhova and V. Paturyan, "Pulse propagation, population transfer and light storage in five-level media" (arXiv: 1410.6647)
  • 20th November 2014 (Meeting 26)
    Brian O'Sullivan: Geometric Phase 
  • 13th November 2014 (Meeting 25)
    Andreas: The Klein-Gordon and the Dirac Equation 
  • 6th November 2014 (Meeting 24)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    M.S.Sarandy, E.I.Duzzlonl and M.H.Y. Moussa, "Dynamic invariants and nonadiabatic geometric phases in open quantum systems" (PRA 76 052112 (2007)David: Introduction to the Pauli Equation 
  • 23th October 2014 (Meeting 23)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    D.Egger & F.K.Wilhelm, "Optimal Control of Quantum Measurement" (arXiv:1408.6086)
  • 16th October 2014 (Meeting 22)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    Steve Campbell, Gabriale De Chiara, Mauro Paternostro, G. Massimo Palma and Rosario Fazio, "Shortcut to Adiabaticity in the Lipkin-Meshkov-Glick Model" (arXiv:1410.1555)
    Andreas: Homodyne Detection 
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    X.J.Lu, M.Palermo, A.Ruschhaupt, X. Chen and J.G.Muga, "Optimal transport of two ions under slow spring-constant drifts"
  • 9th October 2014 (Meeting 21)
    Anthony: Report about his reseach stay and summer school at OIST
  • 28th August 2014 (Meeting 20)
  • 22th August 2014 (Meeting 19)
  • 28th July 2014 (Meeting 18)
  • 24th July 2014 (Meeting 17)
    Jukka Kiukas: Talk: Matrix product states for dynamical trajectories of Markovian open quantum systems
  • 23th June 2014 (Meeting 16)
    Tom Dowdall: Presentation on general formalism of QM
    Andreas: Report from work in OIST and of the Shanghai STA workshop
  • 22th May 2014 (Meeting 15)
  • 15th May 2014 (Meeting 14)
  • 8th May 2014 (Meeting 13)
  • 1st May 2014 (Meeting 12)
  • 24th April 2014 (Meeting 11)
  • 21th March 2014 (Meeting 10)
  • 14th March 2014 (Meeting 9)
  • 7th March 2014 (Meeting 8)
  • 28th February 2014 (Meeting 7)
  • 21th February 2014 (Meeting 6)
    Andreas: Lecture on the Quantum Trajectory Approach 
  • 14th February 2014 (Meeting 5)
    Anthony: Summary of a course on quantum optics and quantum information at Queen's University (Belfast)
  • 6th February 2014 (Meeting 4)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    S.Deffner,C.Jarzynski, A.del Campo, "Classical and quantum shortcuts to adiabaticity for scale-invariant driving" (arXiv:1401.1184)
  • 30th January 2014 (Meeting 3)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    R.Menchon-Enrich,S.McEndoo, J.Mompart, V.Ahufinger, Th.Busch, "Single-atom interferometer based on two-dimensional spatial adiabatic passage" (arXiv:1401.6072)
  • 16th January 2014 (Meeting 2)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    R.Menchon-Enrich,S.McEndoo, J.Mompart, V.Ahufinger, Th.Busch, "Tunneling-induced angular momentum for single cold atoms" (arXiv:1401.0657)
  • 9th January 2014 (Meeting 1)
    Justin McGuinness: Presentation of hos 4th year project
    New Shortcuts to Adiabaticity in Systems Including a Magnetic field

Meeting Schedule 2013

  • 5th December 2013 (Meeting 11)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    S.Ibanez, S.Martinez-Garaot, Xi Chien, E.Torrontegui and J.G. Muga, "Shortcuts to adibaticity for non-Hermitian systems" (arXiv:1106.2776)
  • 28th November 2013 (Meeting 10)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    D. Rao and K. Molmer, "Robust Rydberg interaction gates with adiabatic passage" (arXiv:1311.5147)
  • 21th November 2013 (Meeting 9)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    P. M. Poggi, F. C. Lombardo and D. A. Wisniaki, "Quantum speed limit and optimal evolution time in a two level system" (arXiv:1308.1709)
  • 14th November 2013 (Meeting 8)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    G. C. Hegerfeldt, "Driving at the quantum speed limit: Optimal control of a two-level system" (arXiv:1305.6403)
    M. Herrera, M. S. Sarandy, E. I. Duzzioni and R. M. Serra, "Nonadiabatic quantum state engineering driven by fast quench dynamics" (arXiv:1310.5680)
    U. Güngördü, Y. Wan, M. A. Fasihi and M. Nakahara, "Dynamical Invariants for Quantum Control of Four-Level Systems" (PRA 86, 062312 (2012))
  • 7th November 2013 (Meeting 7)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    David/Brian: Presentation of the paper
    Anthony: Presentation of Section 2.2 of review about shortcuts
    M. Lu, Y. Xia, L.-T. Shen, J. Song and N. Ba An, "Shortcuts to adiabatic passage for population transfer and maximal entanglement creation between two atoms in a cavity" (arXiv: 1310.5323)
    S. Choi, R. Onofrio and B. Sundaram, "Ehrenfest Dynamics and Frictionless Cooling Methods" (arXiv:1310.0445)
  • 24th October 2013 (Meeting 6)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    J. Jing, L-A Wu, M. S. Sarandy and J. G. Muga, "Inverse Engineering Control in Open Quantum Systems" (arXiv: 1307.0383)
    S. Ibanez, X. Chen and J. G. Muga, "Improving shortcuts to adiabaticity by iterative interaction pictures" (Phys. Rev. A 87 (2013) 043402)
  • 17th October 2013 (Meeting 5)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
    Anthony: Talk about his project done in JapanM. Palmero, E. Torrontegui, D. Guery-Odelin and J. G. Muga, "Fast transport of two ions in an anharmonic trap" (arXiv:1309.5634)
  • 10th October 2013 (Meeting 4)
    Andreas: Connection between three-level Hamiltonian and two-level Hamiltonian
    A. del Campo, "Shortcuts to Adiabaticity by Counteradiabatic Driving" (Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 (2013) 100502)
  • 3rd October 2013 (Meeting 3)
    Anthony: Presentation of the paper
  • 26th September 2013 (Meeting 2)
    Andreas: Interaction Picture for three-level Hamiltonians
  • 19th September 2013 (Meeting 1)
    Andreas: Presentation of the paper
    A. Yuste, B. Julia-Diaz, E. Torrontegui, J. Martorell, J. G. Muga and A. Polls, "Shortcuts to adiabaticity in internal bosonic Josephson junctions" (arXiv:1309.2491)

Quantum Control via Shortcuts to Adiabaticity

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