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Kollár, Alicia

Kollár, Alicia

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Joint Quantum Institute
Quantum Technology Center
2112 Physical Sciences Complex

Alicia Kollár received her B.A. in Physics from Princeton University in 2010 and her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2016. In her doctoral studies with Benjamin Lev, she worked on the design and construction of a multimode cavity-BEC apparatus to study superradiant self-organization. She was awarded a Princeton Materials Science Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2017 to work with Andrew Houck on quantum simulation of solid-state physics using circuit QED lattices. Her research will focus on using novel coplanar waveguide lattice techniques and graph theory to design and realize microwave photonic crystals with unusual structures such as gapped flat bands and spatial curvature. She will combine these structures with multimode/waveguide circuit QED to engineer quantum simulators of lattice and spin models.

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Notable Publications:

  • A. J. Kollár, M. Fitzpatrick, A. A. Houck, Hyperbolic Lattices in Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics, arXiv:1802.09549. 
  • V. D. Vaidya, Y. Guo, R. M. Kroeze, K. E. Ballantine, A. J. Kollár, J. Keeling, B. L. Lev, Tunable- range, photon-mediated atomic interactions in multimode cavity QED, Physical Review X, 8, 011002 (2018), arXiv:1708.08933. 
  • A. J. Kollár, A. T. Papageorge, K. Baumann, V. D. Vaidya, Y. Guo, J. Keeling, B. L. Lev, Supermode-Density-Wave-Polariton Condensation, Nature Communications, 8, 14386 (2017), arXiv:1606.04127. 

Centers & Institutes: Joint Quantum Institute