Adjunct Assistant Professor

3345 Atlantic Building

(301) 405-0125

Michael Gullans is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Physics, Department of Computer Science, and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). He is also a physicist in the Nanoscale Device Characterization Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Gullans's research interests center on the theoretical study of quantum information systems and quantum simulators in nonperturbative and strongly-interacting limits. His current efforts are focused on the physics of error correction and fault-tolerance in near-term devices and scalable tomography of quantum simulators.

A common theme in this research is understanding the role of randomness, noise and disorder in many-body quantum dynamics using the theoretical methods of statistical physics. The long term goal of the research is to develop quantum simulators into reliable, computational tools for the study of many-body quantum physics and complex systems.

Gullans received his doctorate in quantum optics and condensed matter theory from Harvard University in 2013. He was a postdoc at QuICS from 2014-2017 and rejoined QuICS in 2020 after a postdoc at Princeton University.

“Observation of three-photon bound states in a quantum nonlinear medium”, Science, vol. 359, no. 6377, pp. 783-786, 2018. ,

“Probing electron-phonon interactions in the charge-photon dynamics of cavity-coupled double quantum dots”, Physical Review B, vol. 97, no. 3, p. 035305, 2018. ,

“Photon thermalization via laser cooling of atoms”, Phys. Rev. A 98, 013834, 2018. ,

“Light-induced fractional quantum Hall phases in graphene”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 119, no. 24, p. 247403, 2017. ,

“Efimov States of Strongly Interacting Photons”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 119, no. 23, p. 233601, 2017. ,

“Valley Blockade in a Silicon Double Quantum Dot”, Physical Review B, vol. 96, no. 20, p. 205302, 2017. ,

“Threshold Dynamics of a Semiconductor Single Atom Maser”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 119, no. 9, p. 097702, 2017. ,

“Correlated Photon Dynamics in Dissipative Rydberg Media”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 119, no. 4, p. 043602, 2017. ,

“High-Order Multipole Radiation from Quantum Hall States in Dirac Materials”, Physical Review B, vol. 95, no. 23, p. 235439, 2017. ,

“Double Quantum Dot Floquet Gain Medium”, Physical Review X, vol. 6, p. 041027, 2016. ,

“Effective Field Theory for Rydberg Polaritons”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, no. 11, p. 113601, 2016. ,

“Sisyphus Thermalization of Photons in a Cavity-Coupled Double Quantum Dot”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, no. 5, p. 056801, 2016. ,

“Optical Control of Donor Spin Qubits in Silicon”, Physical Review B, vol. 92, no. 19, p. 195411, 2015. ,

“Injection Locking of a Semiconductor Double Quantum Dot Micromaser”, Physical Review A, vol. 92, no. 5, p. 053802, 2015. ,

“Coulomb bound states of strongly interacting photons”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, no. 12, p. 123601, 2015. ,

“Phonon-Assisted Gain in a Semiconductor Double Quantum Dot Maser”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 114, no. 19, p. 196802, 2015. ,