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Adolfo del Campo

J. Robert Oppenheimer Distinguished Fellow

Theoretical Physics

Adolfo del Campo

Office: TA-3, Bldg 123, Room 118
Mail Stop: B213
Phone: +1 (505) 606-0562
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Research highlight
  • 2014 Leon Heller Publication Prize in Theoretical Physics, LANL
  • 2013 Distinguished Performance Award, LANL
  • Member of the Editorail Board of Frontiers in Physics, in partnership with the Nature Publishing Group
  • Member of the Editorail Board of Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group
  • BOOK edited in Springer: Time in Quantum Mechanics - Vol. 2 Lecture Notes in Physics , Vol. 789, Muga, J. G; Ruschhaupt, A. ; del Campo, A. (Eds.) 2010, XII, 350 p., Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-03173-1/SPAN
  • REVIEW published on quantum transients of matter-waves: A. del Campo, G. Garcia-Calderon, and J. G. Muga, Quantum transients, Phys. Rep. 476, 1-50 (2009), arXiv:0812.3034
 Educational Background/Employment:
  • BSc. (2005) Physical Chemistry, U. of Basque Country
  • Ph.D. (2008) Science (Phys-Chem), U. of Basque Country
  • Employment:
    • 2008-2009 Research Associate, Blackett Laboratory & Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Imperial College London, London, UK
    • 2009-2011 Research Associate, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany (continuation of the previous post)
    • 2011-2011 Research Associate, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Leibniz University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany
    • 2011-2014 Distinguished J. Robert Oppenheimer fellow, Theoretical Division T-4 and T-CNLS at LANL, USA

Research Interests:

  • Shortcuts to adiabaticity in quantum and classical systems
  • Quantum non-equilibirum dynamics
  • Low dimensional quantum gases
  • Formation of topological defects and dynamics of phase transitions
  • Exactly solvable models
  • Foundations of quantum mechanics

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. H. Saberi, T. Opatrný, K. Mølmer, A. del Campo, Adiabatic tracking of many-body dynamics, arXiv:1408.0524 (2014).
  2. R. Di Candia, J. S. Pedernales, A. del Campo, E. Solano, J. Casanova, Quantum simulation of dissipative processes without reservoir engineering, arXiv:1406.2592 (2014).
  3. J. Sonner, A. del Campo, W. H. Zurek, Universal far-from equilibrium dynamics of a holographic superconductor, arXiv:1406.2329 (2014).
  4. A. del Campo, J. Goold, M. Paternostro, More bang for your buck: Towards super-adiabatic quantum engines, Sci. Rep. (accepted) arXiv:1305.3223, LA-UR-13-23144, (2013).
  5. S. Masuda, K. Nakamura, A. del Campo, High-fidelity rapid ground-state loading of an ultracold gas into an optical lattice, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 063003 (2014).
  6. A. Ruiz, D. Alonso, M. B. Plenio, A. del Campo, Tuning heat transport in trapped-ion chains across a structural phase transition, Phys. Rev. B 89, 214305 (2014).
  7. A. del Campo, M. G. Boshier, A. Saxena, Bent waveguides for matter-waves: supersymmetric potentials and reflectionless geometries, Sci. Rep. 4, 5274 (2014).
  8. S. Deffner, C. Jarzynski, A. del Campo, Classical and quantum shortcuts to adiabaticity for scale-invariant driving, Phys. Rev. X 4, 021013 (2014).
  9. A. del Campo, W. H. Zurek, Universality of Phase Transition Dynamics: Topological Defects from Symmetry Breaking, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 29, 1430018 (2014).
  10. A. del Campo, T. W. B. Kibble, W. H. Zurek, Causality and non-equilibrium second-order phase transitions in inhomogeneous systems, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter submitted, (2013).
  11. A. del Campo, Shortcuts to adiabaticity by counterdiabatic driving, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 100502 (2013).
  12. K. Pyka, J. Keller, H. L. Partner, R. Nigmatullin, T. Burgermeister, D. M. Meier, K. Kuhlmann, A. Retzker, M. B. Plenio, W.H. Zurek, A. del Campo, T. E. Mehlstäubler, Topological defect formation and spontaneous symmetry breaking in ion Coulomb crystals, Nature Communications 4, 2291 (2013).
  13. E. Torrontegui, S. Ibáñez, S. Martínez-Garaot, M. Modugno, A. del Campo, D. Guéry-Odelin, A. Ruschhaupt, Xi Chen, J. G. Muga, Shortcuts to Adiabaticity, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 62, 117 (2013).
  14. A. del Campo, I. L. Egusquiza, M. B. Plenio, S. F. Huelga, Quantum speed limits in open system dynamics, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 050403 (2013).
  15. A. del Campo, M. M. Rams, W. H. Zurek, Assisted finite-rate adiabatic passage across a quantum critical point: Exact solution for the quantum Ising model, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 115703 (2012).
  16. A. del Campo, M. G. Boshier, Shortcuts to adiabaticity in a time-dependent box, Scientific Reports 2, 648 (2012).
  17. R. Nigmatullin, A. del Campo, G. De Chiara, G. Morigi, M. B. Plenio, A. Retzker, Formation of helical ion chains, (submitted), arXiv:1112.1305.
  18. M. Pons, D. Sokolovski, A. del Campo, Fidelity of fermionic atom-number states subjected to tunneling decay, Phys. Rev. A 85, 022107 (2012).
  19. J. Y. Lee, X. W. Guan, A. del Campo, M. T. Batchelor, The asymptotic Bethe ansatz solution for one-dimensional SU(2) spinor bosons with finite range Gaussian interactions, Phys. Rev. A 85, 013629 (2012).
  20. A. del Campo, Fast frictionless dynamics as a toolbox for low-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensates, EPL 96, 60005 (2011).
  21. A. del Campo, Frictionless quantum quenches in ultracold gases: a quantum dynamical microscope, Phys. Rev. A 84, 031606(R) (2011).
  22. A. del Campo, Long-time behavior of many-particle quantum decay, Phys. Rev. A 84, 012113 (2011).
  23. A. del Campo, A. Retzker, M. B. Plenio, Inhomogeneous Kibble-Zurek mechanism: vortex nucleation during Bose-Einstein condensation, New J. Phys. 13, 083022 (2010).
  24. G. De Chiara, A. del Campo, G. Morigi, M. B. Plenio, A. Retzker, Spontaneous nucleation of structural defects in inhomogeneous ion chains, New J. Phys. 12, 115003 (2010).
  25. A. del Campo, G. De Chiara, G. Morigi, M. B. Plenio, A. Retzker, Structural defects in ion crystals by quenching the external potential: the inhomogeneous Kibble-Zurek mechanism, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 075701 (2010).
  26. X. Chen, A. Ruschhaupt, S. Schmidt, A. del Campo, D. Guery-Odelin, J. G. Muga, Fast optimal frictionless atom cooling in harmonic traps, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 063002 (2010).
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