Tutorial: Quantum Magnonics - Bios

Yasunobu Nakamura

Yasunobu Nakamura started his research career on mesoscopic physics at NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories in 1992, where he demonstrated the first coherent manipulation of a superconducting qubit in 1999 and met quantum information science. He spent a year as a Visiting Researcher in TU Delft from 2001 to 2002. Since 2012, he has been a Professor in Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) of the University of Tokyo. He has also been leading his research team in RIKEN since 2014. He is currently the Director of RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC) as well as the Project Leader of the MEXT Q-LEAP Flagship project on Superconducting Quantum Computing. His current research area covers superconducting quantum computing, microwave quantum optics and hybrid quantum systems.

Prof. Silvia Viola Kusminskiy

Prof. Silvia Viola Kusminskiy is the head of the Research Group "Theory of Hybrid Quantum Systems" at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, and as of January 2022 Professor for Condensed Matter Theory at RWTH Aachen in Germany. After undergrad and master studies in Uruguay, she obtained her PhD in Physics from Boston University in the area of Condensed Matter Theory in 20210 and continued her academic career in Germany, where she held postdoctoral positions at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen. Her research comprises mesoscopic systems and light-matter interaction, with emphasis on collective phenomena and in particular on quantum hybrid systems which inlcude magnetic degrees of freedom.

Dr. Yi Li

Dr. Yi Li is currently a postdoc in the Superconductivity and Magnetism Group at Argonne National Laboratory. He has obtained his B.S. degree in Physics from Peking University (2009) and his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Columbia University (2015). Prior to Argonne he has been a postdoc at CEA Saclay in France for two years (2015-2017). Yi Li's research focuses on building hybrid quantum magnonic circuits based on microwave superconducting circuits and magnetic devices for their applications in quantum information processing. Yi was the recipient of the Postdoctoral Performance Awards (2020) at Argonne National Laboratory and the IEEE Chicago "Distinguished R&D" Award (2020) for his pioneering work on magnon-photon coupling in superconducting resonator for Quantum Information Science. For more information about his work please visit: https://sites.google.com/view/prc1988.