Kenneth R Brown

Kenneth R Brown

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Associate Professor of Physics (Joint)

Associate Professor of Chemistry (Secondary)

Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office Location: 
701 W Main St, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 
(919) 660-1376

Overview

Prof. Brown's research interest is the control of quantum systems for both understanding the natural world and developing new technologies. His current research areas are the development of robust quantum computers and the study of molecular properties at cold and ultracold temperatures.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley 2003

  • B.S., University of Puget Sound 1998

Rugango, R., et al. “Sympathetic cooling of molecular ion motion to the ground state.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 17, Mar. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/3/035009. Full Text

Gutiérrez, M., and K. R. Brown. “Comparison of a quantum error-correction threshold for exact and approximate errors.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 91, no. 2, Feb. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.91.022335. Full Text

Trout, C. J., and K. R. Brown. “Magic state distillation and gate compilation in quantum algorithms for quantum chemistry.” International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, vol. 115, no. 19, Jan. 2015, pp. 1296–304. Scopus, doi:10.1002/qua.24856. Full Text

Merrill, J. T., et al. “Transformed composite sequences for improved qubit addressing.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 90, no. 4, Oct. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.90.040301. Full Text

Kabytayev, C., et al. “Robustness of composite pulses to time-dependent control noise.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 90, no. 1, July 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.90.012316. Full Text

Shu, G., et al. “Heating rates and ion-motion control in a y -junction surface-electrode trap.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 89, no. 6, June 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.89.062308. Full Text

Monroe, C., et al. “Large-scale modular quantum-computer architecture with atomic memory and photonic interconnects.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 89, no. 2, Feb. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.89.022317. Full Text

Brown, Kenneth R. “Physics Probing the electron.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 343, no. 6168, Jan. 2014, pp. 255–56. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1246820. Full Text

Tomita, Y., et al. “Comparison of ancilla preparation and measurement procedures for the Steane [[7,1,3]] code on a model ion-trap quantum computer.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 88, no. 4, Oct. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.88.042336. Full Text

Goeders, James E., et al. “Identifying single molecular ions by resolved sideband measurements.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 117, no. 39, Oct. 2013, pp. 9725–31. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp312368a. Full Text

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