Thursday, November 07, 2013

new paper on quasiparticles poisoning

Our new paper has the following title: "The effect of environmental coupling on tunneling of quasiparticles in Josephson junctions",  and if you like to have a look it can be found in here, link to arXiv.

Beyond the interesting science it describes, the collection of authors in it has been a new experience. The collaboration on this project formed when we were all in Waterloo, Canada, either at the Perimeter Institute, or the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.

Aninda Sinha is a string theorist and high energy physicist, Urbasi Sinha an expert in quantum optics and quantum theory, and finally Frank Wilhelm is known for his brilliant works on quantum effects in superconducting qubits, quantum information theory, and many body physics.

The project continued with some pauses until today that everybody in the team is in a different corner of the world: Frank is now in Germany, Aninda and Urbasi are both in India but in two different institutes, and I have just arrived in the Nehterlands.