Paola Cappellaro

IQC Affiliate, Assistant Professor, MIT
Paola Cappellaro

Paola Cappellaro is an Assistant Professor in the Nuclear Science & Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The main topics of her research are methods of control of physical systems that can deliver QIP devices (not only quantum computers butalso simulators, measuring and communication devices, etc.), which exceed the capacities of the corresponding classical devices. These control methods are explored theoretically and experimentally in the setting of magnetic resonance, where control techniques have a long tradition. A system that has emerged as a unique candidate for QIP is the Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond. The strength of this system is in a hybrid approach that combines ideas from quantum optics, mesoscopic physics, and magnetic resonance. Larger spin systems are instead explored via solid-state NMR techniques. Applications are in the simulations of complex many-body systems and quantum information transport.