Quantum state control and functionalization

Strategic Objective

Development of new material properties and frontier of information sciences based on the advanced control of quantum states

Research Supervisor

Kohei Itoh (Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University)


This research area promotes ingenious, ambitious research that expands investigative frontiers to facilitate the control and functionalization of quantum phenomena, rather than simple observation. By explaining the nature of the quantum phenomena behind the existence and behavior of various atoms, molecules, materials, nano structures, electromagnetic waves, along with the organisms and systems in which these objects interact, and by challenging existing knowledge on the manipulation, control, and measurement of quantum states, this research area will contribute significantly to the creation of novel concepts, innovations, and technology. These seeds will be developed into innovative information processing, measurement, standardization, communication network, and power-saving technology in the future, along with associated applications. Further, this research area aims to produce junior researchers who can lead future quantum physics research and its application on an international level, by exploiting their high-level insight and capabilities based on theoretical development, experimental techniques and calculation techniques.
More specifically, this research area promotes research into a wide range of topics, not only related to quantum physics, information science, chemistry, engineering, and biology, but also having connections with mathematical science, material science, and nano structure science. Thus, this research area works to construct a platform for accelerating cooperation and collaboration between researches in these dissimilar fields.

Research Area Advisors

・Yasuhiko Arakawa
Professor/Director of Center for Photonics Electronics Convergence, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

・Tetsuo Ogawa
Executive Vice President, Osaka University

・Mikio Kozuma
Professor, Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology School of Science

・Kensuke Kobayashi
Professor, Department of Physics, Osaka University

・Yoshiro Takahashi
Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences(also Graduate School of Science), Kyoto University

・Seiichiro Tani
Group Leader / Distinguished Scientist, NTT Communication Science Laboratories

・Yasunobu Nakamura
Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

・Hidetoshi Nishimori
Professor, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology

・Hideki Hashimoto
Professor, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University

・Akira Fujiwara
Senior Manager/Senior Distinguished Researcher, NTT Basic Research Laboratories Physical Science Laboratory

・Hazuki Furukawa
Full professor, Faculty of Core Research Natural Science Division, Ochanomizu University

・Shinichi Yorozu
Deputy General Manager, IoT devices Rersearch Laboratories, NEC Corporation

Year Started : 2016

Development of a laser refrigerator for levitated nanoparticles in vacuum

Research Director:
Kiyotaka Aikawa(Associate Professor, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Research on coupled open quantum systems including biological environment with quantum optical techniques

Research Director:
Shinya Kato(PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency)

Emerging quantum conductance at molecular/inorganic heterojunction

Research Director:
Daisuke Kiriya(Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University)

Novel non-Abelian and topological quantum phenomena through high-precision control of ultracold atomic gases

Research Director:
Seiji Sugawa(PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency)

Study on quantum annealing toward high-performance machine learning

Research Director:
Shu Tanaka(Associate Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University)

Creation of Novel Quantum Information Processing through the Technological Development of Scalable Molecular Spin Control.

Research Director:
Makoto Negoro(Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Quantum control of the electromechanics with a surface acoustic wave

Research Director:
Atsushi Noguchi(Project Research Associate, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo)

Intelligent quantum system design for quantum computation and simulation

Research Director:
Keisuke Fujii(Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

Scalable quantum technique by superconducting phase control devices

Research Director:
Taro Yamashita(Senior Researcher, Advanced ICT Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

Quantum functionalization via feedback amplification

Research Director:
Naoki Yamamoto(Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University)

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