Associate professor at UvA (IoP)
Email: j.vanwezel at uva.nl
Research line: Quantum simulation and few-qubit applications
Jasper van Wezel completed his PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics at Leiden University in 2007. After that he held a Junior Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge and the Aneesur Rahman Fellowship at Argonne National Laboratory before joining the University of Bristol as a lecturer in 2012. He moved to the University of Amsterdam in 2014, where he continues to work both on theories of materials science and on topics at the interface between condensed matter theory and quantum information science.
Jasper van Wezel researches emergent phenomena in quantum information. In condensed matter physics, emergence explains how the whole can be more than the sum of its parts. Transported to quantum information, it suggests that quantum algorithms employing many qubits may behave qualitatively differently than any few-qubit computation.
“A nanoscale experiment measuring gravity’s role in breaking the unitarity of quantum dynamics”, Jasper van Wezel and Tjerk H. Oosterkamp, Proc. R. Soc. A, 468, 35 (2012), doi:10.1098/rspa.2011.0201
“Broken Time Translation Symmetry as a model for Quantum State Reduction”, Jasper van Wezel, Symmetry, 2, 582-608 (2010), doi:10.3390/sym2020582
“An Intrinsic Limit to Quantum Coherence due to Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking”, J. van Wezel, J. van den Brink and J. Zaanen, Phys. Rev. Lett., 94, 230401 (2005), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.230401