• 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

  • March 25, 2019
    We have developed a radically new paradigm for dark matter detection: using an array of quantum impulse sensors to detect the tiny gravitational forces caused by passing dark matter particles.
  • September 15, 2018

    Scaling up NISQ-era quantum computers from individual qubits is a challenging control problem. Limitations arise due to imperfect fabrications leading to variability across devices as well as because most techniques for qubit initialization are semi-automated or rely on human heuristics.

  • September 15, 2018
    Measuring the quantum nature of the gravitational field is a dream going back to the earliest days of relativity and quantum mechanics.
  • August 01, 2018

    In the near future, quantum computers at their early development stages will likely be available only at a few leading research facilities. Others who wish to access the quantum computers may still do so via delegated quantum computation schemes.

  • 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.