Adam Kaufman


Kaizhao rejoined the group as a graduate student after he finished his master's degree in Quantum Engineering at ETH Zurich and bachelor's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. His interest in quantum information processing started when he was a visiting student at Oxford during his bachelor's degree. After returning to Beijing, he joined the group of Prof.

Lukin Yelin

Theo joined the Kaufman group after completing a degree in Physics and Computer Science at Harvard University. After taking a year to work in Cybersecurity research and development after graduating, he decided fighting fundamental forces of nature was more fun than fighting hackers. During his undergraduate studies, he worked with professor Markus Greiner and the Atom Array lab on his thesis project to use a combination of AOMs and SLMs to enable ultra-fast phase-stable pattern generation for laser light.


Gaurav completed his undergraduate studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Here, he had his first encounter with quantum error correction, working with Prof. Mandayam to develop circuit models for channel-adapted error-correcting codes. Later, he moved on to exploring quantum synchronization in driven-dissipative systems with a former JILAn Dr. Athreya Shankar.

Our recent manuscripts from the Strontium experiment have been published!


Our recent manuscripts on tweezer programmable quantum walks and optical clock Bell states were published in Science and Nature Physics. You can read more about these experiments here

Both of these experiments relied on some new technology we developed for interfacing optical tweezer arrays and optical lattices. This approach was recently highlight here, in a piece by Giulia Semeghini. 


Nelson joined the lab in September 2022 as a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Bloch group at LMU in Munich, where he worked on ultracold ytterbium quantum gases in optical lattices. For his thesis work, he explored how the clock state of ytterbium can be employed for the simulation of interesting multiorbital models from solid-state physics.