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Iman Marvian


I am a postdoctoral researcher at MIT working on Quantum Computation and Quantum Information theory. I completed my PhD in Physics in October 2012 at the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute for theoretical physics. My thesis was titled Symmetry, Asymmetry and Quantum Information, and is availble here.


Email: marvian-at-mit-dot-edu


Selected Papers:


1) Universal Quantum Emulator, IM, S. Lloyd, arXiv:1606.02734

2) Exponential suppression of decoherence and relaxation of quantum systems using energy penalty, IM,  arXiv:1602.03251

3) Quantum speed limits, coherence and asymmetry, IM, R.W. Spekkens, and P. Zanardi, Phys. Rev. A 93, 052331 (2016), arXiv:1510.06474

4) Quantum speed limits for leakage and decoherence, IM and D.A. Lidar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 210402 (2015), arXiv:1505.07850

5) Quantum error suppression with commuting Hamiltonians: Two-local is too local, IM and D.A. Lidar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 260504 (2014)arXiv:1410.5487

6) Extending Noether's theorem by quantifying the asymmetry of quantum states, IM and R.W. Spekkens, Nature Communications 5, 3821 (2014)arXiv:1404.3236

7) Modes of asymmetry: the application of harmonic analysis to symmetric quantum dynamics and quantum reference frames, IM and R.W. Spekkens, Phys. Rev. A 90, 062110 (2014)arXiv:1312.0680 

8) Symmetry-Protected Topological Entanglement, IM, arXiv:1307.6617

9) A generalization of Schur-Weyl duality with applications in quantum estimation, IM and R.W. Spekkens, Commun. Math. Phys. 331, 431-475 (2014)arXiv:1112.0638

10) The theory of manipulations of pure state asymmetry: basic tools and equivalence classes of states under symmetric operations, IM and R.W. Spekkens, New J. Phys. 15, 033001 (2013)arXiv:1104.0018



Research Interests:

Quantum Error Suppression

Quantum Resource theories

Quantum Reference Frames

Quantum Algorithms

Symmetry Protected Topological order

Quantum Speed Limits

Application of representation theory in Quantum Information theory

Applications of Quantum Information theory in Quantum many body systems