Chief Scientist Laboratories Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory
Chief Scientist: Franco Nori (Ph.D.)
We perform research in theoretical condensed matter physics, including quantum information processing, computational physics, transport phenomena, energy conversion and solar energy, as well as the dynamics of complex systems. Our research work is interdisciplinary and also explores the interface between atomic physics, quantum optics, nano-science, quantum information, and computing. We are also studying optics, nanophotonics, artificial photosynthesis, light-to-electricity conversion, nano-mechanics, hybrid quantum electro-mechanical systems, quantum nano-electronics and quantum emulators. Particular emphasis is being placed on superconducting Josephson-junction qubits, scalable quantum circuitry and improved designs for their quantum control.
Main Research Fields
- Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Related Research Fields
- Complex Systems
- Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering
- Mathematical & Physical Sciences
- Theoretical condensed matter physics
- Quantum computing
- Artificial atoms
- Computational physics
- Complex systems
- 1.M. Antognozzi, et al.:
"Direct measurements of the extraordinary optical momentum and transverse spin-dependent force using a nano-cantilever"
Nature Physics 12, 731-735 (2016).
- 2.K.Y. Bliokh, D. Smirnova, F. Nori.:
"Quantum spin Hall effect of light"
Science 348, 1448-1451 (2015).
- 3.X.Y. Lu, Y. Wu, J.R. Johansson, H. Jing, J. Zhang, F. Nori.:
"Squeezed Optomechanics with Phase-matched Amplification and Dissipation"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 093602 (2015).
- 4.K.Y. Bliokh, A.Y. Bekshaev, F. Nori.:
"Extraordinary momentum and spin in evanescent waves"
Nature Communications 5, 3300 (2014).
- 5.B. Peng, et al.:
"Loss-induced suppression and revival of lasing"
Science 346, 328-332 (2014).
- 6.I. Georgescu, S. Ashhab, F. Nori.:
Rev. Mod. Phys. 86, 153 (2014).
- 7.Z.-L. Xiang, S. Ashhab, J.Q. You, F. Nori.:
"Hybrid quantum circuits: Superconducting circuits interacting with other quantum systems"
Rev. Mod. Phys. 85, 623 (2013).
- 8.P.D. Nation, J.R. Johansson, M.P. Blencowe, F. Nori.:
"Stimulating uncertainty: Amplifying the quantum vacuum with superconducting circuits"
Rev. Mod. Phys. 84, 1-24 (2012).
- 9.J.Q. You, F. Nori.:
"Atomic physics and quantum optics using superconducting circuits"
Nature 474, 589 (2011)
- 10.C.M. Wilson, et al.:
"Observation of the dynamical Casimir effect in a superconducting circuit"
Nature 479, 376 (2011).
Physics World top five Breakthroughs of the Year 2011. Also, the top Readers' choice of 2011 on Nature News.
Recent Research Results
Apr. 18, 2022
Visualizing spin angular momentum in water waves
Jan. 24, 2020
Acoustic wave fields reveal forces and torques
Annual research report
- Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory
- Electronic states at the edge of topological insulators are promising as carriers of quantum information
- Virtual excitations, which are typically hidden, can be revealed by the pressure they exert on a movable mirror
- Calculations reveal how one particle of light can excite two atoms simultaneously
- Single-atom lasers that emit one light particle at a time are predicted to be switchable between two activity regimes
- Two interfering planar waves of light can exert a surprising perpendicular force and torque on small particles
- Precise control of interactions between light and vibrating mirrors at the level of single light particles could open a new field of complex quantum physical states
- Franco Nori
- Chief Scientist
Main research building Room 325, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan
Email: fnori [at] riken.jp