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Personal Statement

My research centers on the boundary between quantum optics, many-body physics, and experiments in both AMO physics and the solid state. In particular, much of our present research is focussed on implementations and applications of quantum computing and quantum simulation. We are developing both new architectures for highly controlled quantum systems, and protocols (including software and algorithms) to apply these to problems of interest also outside of many-body physics.

On the side of quantum simulation, 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).

On the level of applications, we have ongoing collaborations with experimentalists implementing quantum computing, especially with neutral atoms and trapped ions. We are also working with colleagues in other disciplines and in industry in order to identify potential near to medium term applications beyond basic physics.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor rerum naturalium, University of Innsbruck

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Master of Science, University of Auckland

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Bachelor of Science, University of Auckland

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

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Research Output

  • 72 Article
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

Adiabatic preparation of entangled, magnetically ordered states with cold bosons in optical lattices

Venegas-Gomez, A., Schachenmayer, J., Buyskikh, A. S., Ketterle, W., Chiofalo, M. L. & Daley, A. J., 3 Sep 2020, In : Quantum Science and Technology. 5, 4, 11 p., 045013.

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    Data for: "Atom-only descriptions of the driven-dissipative Dicke model"

    Damanet, F. (Creator), Daley, A. (Contributor) & Keeling, J. (Contributor), University of Strathclyde, 11 Mar 2019


    Data for: "Spin-models, dynamics and criticality with atoms in tilted optical superlattices" paper

    Buyskikh, A. (Creator), Daley, A. (Contributor), Tagliacozzo, L. (Contributor), Schuricht, D. (Contributor), Hooley, C. (Contributor) & Pekker, D. (Contributor), University of Strathclyde, 16 Aug 2019



    Ludwig Boltzmann Prize of the Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG)

    Daley, Andrew (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    NSF CAREER Award

    Daley, Andrew (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    • 2 Organiser of special symposia
    • 1 Membership of network
    • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    BBC Article on neutral atom quantum computing

    Jonathan Pritchard (Interviewee) & Andrew Daley (Interviewee)

    7 Aug 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Intelligent Computational Engineering quantum computing event

    Jonathan Pritchard (Invited speaker) & Andrew Daley (Invited speaker)

    4 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia