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Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group

Center for Emergent Matter Science

Principal Investigator

Dr. Franco Nori is the Group Director of the Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group (QCMRG), at the Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), in RIKEN. He is also a Chief Scientist at RIKEN. He is also a co-PI of the Interdisciplinary Theoretical Science Research Group (iTHES), at RIKEN.

Research topics
  • Theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Interface between atomic physics, quantum optics, and nanoscience
  • Superconducting Josephson-junction qubits and hybrid quantum circuits
  • Quantum nano-electronics and quantum simulators
  • Quantum nano-mechanics and electro-nano-mechanics
  • Quantum information processing
  • Transport phenomena (e.g., of vortices, electrons and grains)
  • Light-to-electricity conversion and solar energy, artificial photosynthesis
  • Graphene
  • Computational physics
  • Dynamics of complex systems

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.



Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group web page at CEMS

Old research page

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