Principal Investigator

Dr. Franco Nori is a RIKEN Chief Scientist, heading the “Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory” [Link] at the “Cluster for Pioneering Research” at Riken, Saitama, Japan. He is also at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA [Link].

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.

Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory (Riken web)

During 2013-2017, the group was called: "Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group”, at the Center for Emergent Matter Science, in RIKEN.
During 2008-2012, the group was part of the “Advanced Science Institute”, in RIKEN.
From 2002-2007, the group was part of the “Frontier Research System”, at RIKEN.

Old research page


Animations (mostly from older projects)