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Dr Daniel Burgarth

Senior Lecturer
Diplom Physik (Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg), Ph.D (University College London)


Office: 418, Physical Sciences Building, Penglais Campus
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622 757
Fax:     +44 (0)1970 622 826


  • Quantum Computing
  • Many-body quantum physics and spin systems
  • Open Quantum Systems
  • Non-Markovian dynamics
  • Quantum Control
  • Asymptotic quantum dynamics
  • Quantum Systems Theory


Daniel graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Freiburg in 2004. His Ph.D research at University College London until 2007 explored aspects of quantum state transfer in one-dimensional spin systems. He then moved to the ETH Zurich and Oxford University, where as a postdoc and JRF, he researched in the areas of quantum information and computations. In 2009, he was awarded an EPSRC Fellowship in Theoretical Physics, working in the area of Quantum Control and Estimation in the group of Prof. Martin B. Plenio and Prof. Myungshik Kim at Imperial College London. Daniel held several visiting fellowships at RIKEN and Waseda University, Tokyo, where he has ongoing collaborations about quantum system theory. He moved to Aberystwyth in August 2011, to take up his appointment as Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics. Daniel is part of the Welsh Crucible 2013.


Institute Director of Postgraduate Studies
Member of University Senate

PhD Students

Christian Arenz
Silvan Bliss
Alexander Pitchford
Benjamin Dive


Dr. Jukka Kiukas 


Quantum Information Theory I + II
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Distributions and Estimation
Advanced Control Theory

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