Some of the focus areas will be on developing energy efficient quantum electronic devices from large area CVD 2D layered materials, exploring and identifying entanglement measures and relative entropies in quantum field theory; areas in the verticals of quantum networks and quantum computing, and superconductivity in boron-doped diamond (BDD), etc.
To become a leading research group globally and contribute significantly in the development of 2D materials based disruptive science and technology starting from Materials Growth to High Quality Multifunctional Devices.
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Misra
Quantum Information Theory
Due to its tremendous importance for computation and security, Quantum Information Science (QIS) has been in the forefront of research areas the world over. However, in the recent past there has been a growing realization that QIS provides an overarching unifying framework which connects several areas of contemporary physics. In fact, concepts in QI are now central in probing and understanding the physics of an entire gamut of systems spanning from quantum matter and materials to the emergence of space-time.
This center brings together theoretical physicists, mathematicians and electrical engineers with expertise in the fields of quantum computation, quantum matter, string theory, quantum optics, nuclear physics and operator algebras to tackle outstanding problems in modern physics.
Principal Investigator: Arul Lakshminarayan
Quantum Information, Communication and Computing
The interdisciplinary activities of the Centre for Quantum Information, Communication and Computing (CQuICC) broadly fall under two verticals of Quantum Networks and Quantum Computing and Simulations. The focus of research covers a wide range, from information theory to device design and characterization, and the building and characterization of systems. The Centre is also keen to undertake technology transfer and support the training of manpower in quantum science and technology.
Principal Investigator: Anil Prabhakar
Quantum Centres in Diamond and Emergent Materials
The Quantum Centers in Diamond and Emerging Materials (QuCenDiEM) group is a research team which focuses on emerging research areas of impact in quantum science and technologies which are attracting substantial interest globally, both in academia and industry. From physics and phenomenology to applications and technology, we will explore and exploit key aspects of quantum technologies from materials to hardware. Employing the unique capabilities of diamond as a platform for these implementations and exploring emergent materials in a bottom-up approach forms the core of this group. We are organized into four interconnected themes - diamond for quantum technologies, quantum technologies in diamond, emergent phenomena in contemporary materials and quantum x-ray photonics. Qubits, new realizations of superconductivity, NV centers, emergent phenomena in spin-systems and quantum photonics are some of the themes, applications and technologies built on these four pillars.
The centre also explores Emergent Quantum Materials such as 2D materials, quantum spin liquids, Frustrated magnets, Kitaev magnets; Theory of unconventional phases and their excitations in emergent materials; Investigations on quantum spin liquids, pyrochlore quantum spin liquid compounds, investigation of spin-orbit coupling to explain magnetic order, unconventional excitations etc.
Principal Investigator: Ramachandra Rao M.S.