Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group

Principal Investigator

PI Name Franco Nori
Degree Ph.D.
Title Group Director


We perform research in theoretical condensed matter physics, including quantum information processing, computational physics, transport phenomena (e.g., of vortices, electrons and grains), energy conversion and solar energy, as well as the dynamics of complex systems. Our research work is interdisciplinary and also explores the interface between atomic physics, quantum optics, nano-science, and computing. We are also studying artificial photosynthesis, light-to-electricity conversion, nano-mechanics, hybrid quantum electro-mechanical systems, quantum nano-electronics and quantum emulators. Particular emphasis is being placed on superconducting Josephson-junction qubits, scalable quantum circuitry and improved designs for their quantum control. An underlying theme of our work is to better understand nano-scale quantum systems and devise methods to control them. We use physical models to make predictions that can be tested experimentally and that can be used to better understand the observed phenomena.

Research Fields

Physics, Engineering, Materials Sciences, Biology, Computer Science, Multidisciplinary


Franco Nori

Group Director fnori[at]riken.jp

Kostiantyn Bliokh

Research Scientist

Neill Wooldridge Lambert

Research Scientist

Zhou Li

Postdoctoral Researcher

Mauro Cirio

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nan Yang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Roberto Stassi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nathan Shammah

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dong Hou

Postdoctoral Researcher

Anton Wilhelm Frisk Kockum

Visiting Researcher

Natsuko Ishida

Visiting Scientist

Suguru Endo

Junior Research Associate

Daniel Herr

International Program Associate