Regardless of how we may interpret quantum mechanics, there are many fascinating questions concerning the dynamics of quantum systems at few-body and many-body levels. New insights into quantum dynamics can help us to understand the long-standing quantum-classical transition and lead to better strategies towards quantum computation and quantum simulation, quantum learning, and energy conversion at the nanoscale.
Ongoing research topics in Gong’s group include quantum dynamics control, quantum simulation, topological phases of matter, quantum chaos, and quantum thermodynamics. In particular, non-equilibrium topological phases of matter are being explored for fundamental interest and for new protocols in quantum computation and quantum information transfer. To that end we focus on the connection between quantum dynamics and topology. How to design and then exploit new quantum measurement schemes is our long-term research agenda. We also collaborate with the Loh group at CQT with the goal of using Rydberg atom arrays to advance new frontiers in topological matter and many-body quantum chaos.
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Gong Jiangbin received his PhD in theoretical chemical physics in 2001 from the University of Toronto. He was the Henry Croft postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and then a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Chicago before joining NUS in 2006. He won the NUS Faculty of Science Outstanding Scientist Award 2016, the Institute of Physics Singapore “World Scientific” Prize and Medal 2016 for outstanding physics research, and the Singapore National Research Foundation Investigatorship Award (class of 2017) for his project on “Quantum control approach to new topological phases of matter”. He is also appointed as Provost’s Chair Professor at the Faculty of Science for the period of July 2020 to June 2023.