Research Group Leader
My research has mainly centered around the physical theory of information and the fundamental physical limits of information processing. I have worked as a Research Scientist on the team designing quantum computers at D-Wave systems Inc., I worked as a Research Fellow at Harvard University, as a Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at St. Peter's College at the University of Oxford and currently, I lead the Quantum Physics Research Division at the ISI Foundation here in Torino. I'm on the editorial boards of several prominent reserach journals and actively contribute technical blog articles to the Azimuth Project, which is devoted to using methods from Mathematics and particularly, techniques developed in quantum theory, to address environmental challenges. I have coauthored two research books on mathematical physics which can be found online: Quantum Techniques for Stochastic Mechanics and Lectures on Tensor Network States. My current work focuses on developing new mathematical tools to model systems and towards a unified theory of networks.
News and Events
- IQC Workshop on Quantum Computation and Complex Networks, Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Ontario, 24-26 May, 2013.
- Mathematical physics, network theory, tensor network states, chemical reaction networks, field theory
- Computational and Hamiltonian complexity theory, circuit theory and connections to condensed matter physics
- Quantum algorithms to simulate many-body physics and ab initio chemistry on a quantum computer
- I'm a member of the Azimuth Project.
- Quantum Techniques for Stochastic Mechanics, QIC 890/891 Advanced Topics in Quantum Information, The University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario, Canada, (2012).
- Lectures on Tensor Network States, QIC 890/891 Advanced Topics in Quantum Information, The University of Waterloo (Institute for Quantum Computation, IQC and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, PI), Waterloo Ontario, Canada, (2011).
- Credits for both courses: youtube lectures filmed and edited by Peter J. Kovacs and Craig Hennessey, trailer and interview orchestrated by Colin Hunter.
- My old St Peter's College Oxford staff page (2009 to 2011, no longer updated)
- My old page at Oxford University (2007 to 2010, no longer updated)
- My old page at Harvard (2007 & 2008, no longer updated)
- Quantum Information Toolkit for Matlab
- Congratulations to James Whitfield for winning the 2011 Longuet-Higgins Young Authors Prize for Simulation of electronic structure Hamiltonians using quantum computers, Molecular Physics. Vol. 109. No. 5. Pages 735. (2010).
- Network Theory Part 18, John Baez and Jacob Biamonte, Azimuth blog, (2011).
- Network Theory Part 17, John Baez and Jacob Biamonte, Azimuth blog, (2011).
- Tensor Dispenser, (a blog article about my tensor networks course) by Colin Hunter, Quantum factory (2011).
- Our paper [AIP Advances 1, 022126 (2011)] has been in the top 20 most downloaded (reaching 5th) June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct 2011.
- Network Theory Part 7, Jacob Biamonte, Azimuth blog, (2011).
- Visitor Notes: Jacob Biamonte − Categorical Models of Quantum Information in the Simulation of Many−Body Systems, Jacob Biamonte, CQT's Annual Report (2010), (Jenny Hogan, editor) (pdf).
- Interview by Pete Wilton, Quantum simulators & super civilisations
- Jacob Biamonte on Tensor Network States, n-Category Café
- Some of our published work has been selected to be listed in the Virtual Journal of Quantum information: Vir. J. Quantum Inf. Volume 8, Issue 6, Information Theory, (2008); Vir. J. Quantum Inf. Volume 7, Issue 7, Implementations, (2007); Vir. J. Quantum Inf. Volume 7, Issue 5, Implementations, (2007); Vir. J. Quantum Inf. Volume 8, Issue 8, Algorithms and Computation, (2008).
- Some articles about our joint work [Nature Chemistry 2:106, 2010; Molecular Physics 109(5):735, 2010] on quantum algorithms: (New Scientist, Physics World, Science News, Wired!, MSNBC)
- Guest lecturer, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo
- Lecturer in Physics, St Peter's College, University of Oxford
- EPSRC Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Oxford
- Research Assistant, University of Oxford
- Research Fellow, Harvard University
- Research Physicist/Consultant, D-Wave Systems, Inc. The Quantum Computing Company
- Doctorate from the University of Oxford
- Invariant Theory for Matrix Product States, Networking Tensor Networks: many-body systems and simulations, May 2012, Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, Benasque Spain. [Slides PPT and PDF]
- Quantum versus Classical Network Structure and Function, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Science (IIIS), Center for Quantum Information (CQI), (2011). [PDF of slides]. [YouKu Video]
- Penrose Graphical Notation for Tensor Network States, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Seminar Archive (PIRSA), (2011). [PDF of slides], http://pirsa.org/11080059/ (multiple media formats).
- Embodiment of a Universal Adiabatic Quantum Computer, (patented in over 180 countries), U.S. Patent
60/910,445, International Patent WO/2008/122128, (4/2007). [rights owned by D-Wave Systems Inc.]
- A Course on Quantum Techniques for Stochastic Mechanics
John Baez and Jacob Biamonte
235 pages, (2012)
- Lectures on Penrose graphical notation for tensor network states
Jacob Biamonte and Ville Bergholm
approx. 112 pages, (2012) [draft version]
Solving search problems by strongly simulating quantum circuits
T. H. Johnson, J. D. Biamonte, S. R. Clark, D. Jaksch
Sci. Rep. 3:1235 (2013)
Invariant Theory for Matrix Product States
Jacob Biamonte, Ville Bergholm and Marco Lanzagorta
in review (2012)
Quantum Transport Enhancement by Time-Reversal Symmetry Breaking
Zoltan Zimboras, Mauro Faccin, Zoltan Kadar, James Whitfield, Ben Lanyon, Jacob Biamonte
in review (2012)
Undecidability in Tensor Network States
Jason Morton and Jacob Biamonte
PRA Rapid Communications 86, 030301(R) (2012)
Tensor networks for entanglement evolution
Sebastian Meznaric and Jacob Biamonte
to appear, Adv. Chem. Phys., (2012)
Tensor networks and graphical calculus for open quantum systems
Christopher J. Wood, Jacob D. Biamonte and David G. Cory
in review (2011)
Algebraically contractible topological tensor network states
S. J. Denny, J. D. Biamonte, D. Jaksch and S. R. Clark
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 45 015309, (2012).
Categorical Quantum Circuits
Ville Bergholm and Jacob Biamonte
In Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Vol. 44, No. 17, pages 25304-25324, 2011.
Ground State Spin Logic
James Whitfield, Mauro Faccin and Jacob D Biamonte
Categorical Tensor Network States
Jacob D. Biamonte‚ Stephen R.Clark and Dieter Jaksch
AIP Advances 1(4), 042172 (2011).
Racing a quantum computer through Minkowski spacetime
Jacob D Biamonte
In J. Phys. Conf. Ser. Vol. 1. No. 229. Pages 012020. 2010.
Simulation of electronic structure Hamiltonians using quantum computers
James D. Whitfield‚ Jacob Biamonte and Alán Aspuru−Guzik
In Molecular Physics. Vol. 109. No. 5. Pages 735. 2010.
Adiabatic Quantum Simulators
J.D. Biamonte‚ V. Bergholm‚ J.D. Whitfield‚ J. Fitzsimons and A. Aspuru−Guzik
In AIP Advances 1(2), 022146, 2011. arXiv:1002.0368.
Fault Models for Quantum Mechanical Switching Networks
Jacob D. Biamonte‚ Jeff S. Allen and Marek A. Perkowski
In Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications. Vol. 26. No. 5. Pages 499−511. 2010.
Towards quantum chemistry on a quantum computer
B. P. Lanyon et al.,
In Nature Chem. No. 2. Pages 106–111. 2010.
Realizable Hamiltonians for universal adiabatic quantum computers
J.D. Biamonte and Peter J. Love
In Physical Review A 78‚ 012352. 2008.
Non−perturbative k−body to two−body commuting conversion Hamiltonians and embedding problem instances into Ising spins
In Physical Review A 77‚ 052331. 2008.
Four−level realization of 3−qubit reversible functions
Guowu Yang‚ Xiaoyu Song‚ Marek A. Perkowski‚ William N. N. Hung‚ Jacob Biamonte and Zhiwei Tang
In IET Computers and Digital Techniques. Vol. 1. No. 4. Pages 382–388. 2007.
Sign and magnitude tunable coupler for superconducting flux qubits
R. Harris et al.
In Physical Review Letters 98‚ 177001. 2007.
Fault testing quantum switching circuits
Jacob Biamonte and Marek Perkowski
In IET Circuits‚ Devices & Systems. 2006.
The Cost of Quantum Gates
Soonchil Lee‚ Seong−Joo Lee‚ Taegon Kim‚ Jae−Seung Lee‚ Jacob Biamonte and Marek Perkowski
In Journal of Multiple−Valued Logic and Soft Computing. Vol. 12. No. 5−6. Pages 561−574. 2006.
Test set generation and fault localization software for reversible circuits
Dean Pierce‚ Jacob Biamonte and Marek Perkowski
In Proc. 7th International Symposium on Representations and Methodologies for Emergent Computing Technologies. Tokyo‚ Japan. Pages 8. September, 2005.
ATPG for reversible circuits using technology−related fault models
J.S. Allen‚ J.D. Biamonte and M. Perkowski
In Proc. 7th International Symposium on Representations and Methodology of Future Computing Technologies. Pages 8. September, 2005.
Extending classical test to quantum
Jacob D. Biamonte; Minki Jeong; Jae−Seung Lee; Marek A. Perkowski
In Proc. SPIE. Vol. 5842. No. 194. Pages 194−205. 2005.
Test generation and fault localization for quantum circuits
M Perkowski and J Biamonte
In ISMVL '05 Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Multiple−Valued Logic. Pages 62−68. 2005.