Professor at UvA (IoP).
Email: C.J.M.Schoutens at uva.nl
Research line: Quantum simulation and few-qubit applications
Before coming to Amsterdam in 1995, Kareljan Schoutens obtained his PhD from Utrecht University (1989), held postdoctoral positions in Stony Brook and Princeton, and was assistant professor at Princeton University. At the University of Amsterdam he became a full professor of Theoretical Physics in 1999. He was head of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, became the first director of the Institute of Physics in 2011, and served as dean of the Faculty of Science from October 2012 till 2014. In December 2015 he co-founded QuSoft and he acts as its co-director.
As a theoretical physicist, Schoutens specialises in quantum condensed matter theory. He has a special interest in topological phases of matter and investigates how such phases can be employed for fault tolerant quantum information processing. A recent interest is the quantum control of multi-qubit quantum registers.
E. Ardonne and K. Schoutens, Wavefunctions for topological quantum registers, Ann. Phys. 322 (2007) 201-235.
M. Haque, O. Zozulya and K. Schoutens, Entanglement entropy in fermionic Laughlin states, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007) 060401.
E. Grosfeld and K. Schoutens, Non-abelian anyons: when Ising meets Fibonacci, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009) 076803.