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Guanyu Zhu

IBM Watson Research Center (Quantum Information)

AlumniPostdoctoral Researcher
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Contact Information

Office Phone:
(847) 868-4544

Additional Info


Research Areas: 

  • Topological physics with light
  • Many-body physics
  • Hybrid quantum systems


Where are they now?: 

IBM Watson Research Center (Quantum Information)

Research Groups

Recent News

  • An image of a two-dimenstional network, representative of a topological error correcting code

    Quantum Computers Do the (Instantaneous) Twist

    August 19, 2020

    Regardless of what makes up the innards of a quantum computer, its speedy calculations all boil down to sequences of simple instructions applied to qubits—the basic units of information inside a quantum computer. Now, researchers at JQI have discovered ways to implement robust, error-resistant gates using just a constant number of simple building blocks—achieving essentially the best reduction possible in a parameter called circuit depth.

  • New Protocol Helps Classify Topological Matter

    April 15, 2020

    Topological materials have captured the interest of many scientists and may provide the basis for a new era in materials development. On April 10, 2020 in the journal Science Advances, physicists working with Andreas Elben, Jinlong Yu, Peter Zoller and Benoit Vermersch, including JQI Fellow Mohammad Hafezi and former JQI postdoctoral researcher Guanyu Zhu (currently a research staff member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center), presented a new method for identifying and characterizing topological invariants on various experimental platforms, testing their protocol in a quantum simulator made of neutral atoms.