Academic and research departmentsTheory and Computation Group, Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre (QB-DTC), Department of Physics, Quantum Foundations Centre.
My research project
Non-Markovian dynamics in biomolecular complexes
The recent discovery of long-lived coherences in complex biological complexes has raised a fundamental question of how the fluctuations (noise) present in the natural biological environment can possibly allow the preservation of quantum coherence. Indeed, it has been suggested that not only the noise fails to produce decoherence, it may even be the case that the fluctuations are a crucial ingredient in the maintenance of the coherence.
My research interests include studying how subsystem coherences are impacted by non-Markovian reservoirs from an Open Quantum Systems framework. As well as how this relates to the fields of Quantum Information, Quantum Computing, Quantum Thermodynamics and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.