Geek out on mathematics of quantum technologies – I’m a Professor of Mathematics – AMA!
I’m Pranav Singh an Assistant Prof. of Mathematics at the University of Bath, UK, working at the intersection of numerical algorithms, scientific computing, and quantum mechanics.
Quantum mechanics is the peculiar, quirky, and nearly absurd science of the subatomic realm, which gives Alice in Wonderland a run for its money. It is not just an overactive imagination of physicists, though - quantum mechanics already powers MRI scanners and has revolutionized meta-materials (light bending, sound blocking etc.).
We are currently witnessing a quantum technology 2.0 revolution, which promises quantum computing, spintronics, quantum imaging, to name a few. Key to this revolution is our ability to predict how a quantum system will behave, and to orchestrate their dynamics to our will.
At Bath, my group works on fast algorithms for:
- Simulating quantum systems even before they are created in lab.
- Automated design and control for quantum technologies.
- Quantum computers: so that we can create even more mind-blowing things!
Ask Me Anything related to these areas.
I’m also happy to comment on my journey: from industry to academia, from computer science to mathematics and quantum, academia in the UK, etc.
Edit: Thanks everyone for your very interesting questions during the AMA. I'm signing off now, but I might come back to answer a few more questions later in the week.