Prof Lucas Lamata

Prof. Lucas Lamata
Asso. Professor, Theoretical Physics, Dept. of Atomic & Nuclear Physics, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Prof. Lucas Lamata is an Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y Nuclear, Facultad de Física, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. His research has been focused on quantum optics and quantum information, including pioneering proposals for quantum simulations of relativistic quantum mechanics, fermionic systems, and spin models, with trapped ions and superconducting circuits. He is also interested in new approaches to quantum simulation, as in the emulation of biological behaviours with quantum controllable systems, in the research line that he calls quantum biomimetics. He also analyzes the possibility of combining artificial intelligence and machine learning protocols with quantum devices. He enjoys working with experimentalists, and has made proposals and participated in 15 experiments in collaboration with up to 15 prominent experimental groups in quantum science. Up to 18 of his theoretical proposals for implementations have been carried out in experiments by top-flight groups. Before that, he was a Humboldt Fellow and a Max Planck postdoctoral fellow for 3 and a half years at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, working in Prof. Ignacio Cirac Group. Previously, he carried out his PhD at CSIC, Madrid, and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), with an FPU predoctoral fellowship, supervised by Prof. Juan León. His PhD thesis was awarded with the First Extraordinary Prize for a PhD in Physics in 2007 in UAM, out of more than 30 theses. He has more than 17-year research experience in centers of Spain and Germany, having performed research as well with scientific collaborations in several one- or two-week stays in centers of all continents as Harvard University, ETH Zurich, University of California Berkeley, Google Santa Barbara, University of California Santa Barbara, Google LA, Shanghai University, Tsinghua University, Macquarie University, University of Bristol, Walther-Meissner Institut Garching, University of KwaZulu-Natal, IQOQI Innsbruck, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, among others. He has more than 100 articles in international refereed journals, including: 1 Nature, 1 Reviews of Modern Physics, 1 Advances in Physics: X, 3 Nature Communications, 2 Physical Review X, 1 APL Photonics,  2 Advanced Quantum Technologies, 2 Machine Learning: Science and Technology, 1 Quantum Science and Technology, and 20 Physical Review Letters, two of them Editor’s Suggestion. Overall, he has 24 articles in Nature Publishing Group journals, and 54 in American Physical Society journals. 27 articles in first decile (D1) journals.

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