Twamley group

Twamley group


Hybrid Quantum Science

Research Interests

Twamley’s theory research focuses on investigating hybrid quantum systems where one considers connecting up a variety of different types of quantum sub-systems which, when taken together, can reveal new physics or perform new functions, beyond that of the individual sub-systems. An example of an hybrid system is a design that joins together photonic, superconducting and solid-state (diamond) sub-systems, to connect up via an optical fibre, distant superconducting quantum computers. Another example it to connect up electronic and vibrational sub-systems to design one-way directional quantum wires for electrons. The field of hybrid quantum engineering covers many sub-topics including, optomechanics, superconductors, solid-state quantum devices, optimal quantum control, quantum error correction, algorithms and simulation.


Dr Keyu Xia (Postdoc)
Dr Mattias Johnsson (Postdoc)
Clara Javaherian (PhD)

Recent Alumni

Daniel Lombardo (MSc)
Dr Mauro Cirio (PhD)
Dr Michael Delanty (PhD)
Dr Johann Schoenfeldt (PhD)

Dr Ressa Said (PhD)
Dr Gerardo Paz-Silva (PhD)


M. Feng, Y.P. Zhong, T. Liu, L.L. Yan, W.L. Yang, J. Twamley & H. Wang, Exploring the quantum critical behaviour in a driven Tavis–Cummings circuit (2015) Nature Communications 6, 7111

K. Xia, M.R. Vanner, J. Twamley, An opto-magneto-mechanical quantum interface between distant superconducting qubits (2014) Scientific Reports 4, 5571

M. Cirio, G.K. Brennen and J. Twamley, Quantum Magnetomechanics: Ultrahigh-Q- Levitated Mechanical Oscillators (2012) Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147206

G. Waldherr, J. Beck, P. Neumann, R.S. Said, M. Nitsche, M.L. Markham, D.J. Twitchen, J. Twamley, F. Jelezko, J. Wrachtrup, High-dynamic-range magnetometry with a single nuclear spin in diamond, (2012) Nature Nanotechnology 7, 105-108

P. Neumann, R. Kolesov, B. Naydenov, J. Beck, F. Rempp, M. Steiner, V. Jacques, G. Balasubramanian, M. L. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, S. Pezzagna, J. Meijer, J. Twamley, F. Jelezko, and J. Wrachtrup, Quantum register based on coupled electron spins in a room- temperature solid (2010) Nat. Phys. 6 (4), 249-253

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