Michael Gullans

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University (Quantum Optics and Condensed Matter Theory)

Michael Gullans is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Physics and UMIACS. He is also a physicist in the Nanoscale Device Characterization Division at 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 postdoctoral researcher at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) from 2014-2017 and has rejoined QuICS after a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University.

Go here to view Gullans’s academic publications on Google Scholar.