• Topological edge states in silicon photonics
  • Quantum Network using Graphene Plasmons
  • Parametric thermalization
  • Testing noise inequality for classical forces
  • Quantum control of solid-state spin

Welcome to the Taylor Research Group

Advances in our understanding of quantum mechanics enables new technological and physical investigations that examine the fundamental connection between emergent behavior of quantum systems and computational complexity. Currently it seems that there is a discrepancy between what nature makes easy and hard: classical physics and quantum mechanics disagree on this point. Thus measurement is easy in classical systems and difficult in quantum systems, while certain computational problems, such as simulating quantum systems and factoring large numbers, appear to be easier for quantum systems than classical systems.  Our group works towards a deeper understanding of this classical-quantum divide, hoping to determine a constructive approach towards larger and larger quantum systems.  We focus on three main research areas: hybrid quantum systems, applications of quantum information science, and fundamental questions about the limits of quantum and classical behavior.

Research Areas

Group News

  • April 10, 2018

    Light is a paradigmatic quantum field, with individual excitations -- photons -- that are the most accessible massless particles known. However, their lack of mass and extremely weak interactions means that typically the thermal description of light is that of blackbody radiation.

  • April 10, 2018

    Photonic systems are among the most promising avenues to perform quantum simulations by emulating the dynamics of the physical problems of interest in a well-controllable photonic platform.  However, unlike most bosonic systems, the particle number in photonic systems is usually not conversed dur

  • January 31, 2017

    Quantum Hall systems exhibit topologically protected edge states, whose electronic coherence length can achieve a macroscopic spatial extent.

  • January 31, 2017

    In electronic fractional quantum Hall (FQH) systems the kinetic energy of the carriers is quenched and the physics is entirely determined by electron-electron interactions.  The dominant role played by interactions and many-body effects makes FQH systems highly sensitive to small perturbations.

  • January 31, 2017

    Describing the driven-dissipative dynamics of many-body systems is an exciting frontier of theoretical physics.  In this work, we studied the emergent non-equilibrium behavior of a system of interacting photons.