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Professor Susan Coppersmith

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Professor Susan Coppersmith is a theoretical condensed matter physicist who has made substantial contributions to the understanding of a broad range of subjects, including glasses, biominerals, granular materials, and quantum computers.  Her honors include fellowship in the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and membership in the National Academy of...view more

Professor Susan Coppersmith is a theoretical condensed matter physicist who has made substantial contributions to the understanding of a broad range of subjects, including glasses, biominerals, granular materials, and quantum computers.  Her honors include fellowship in the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and membership in the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.

Her current research focus is on the development of quantum computers using silicon technology similar to that used in modern classical computers.  Her recent contributions include the theoretical proposal [Z. Shi et al., Phys, Rev. Lett. 108, 140503 (2012)] and subsequent experimental implementation [D. Kim et al., Nature 511, 70 (2014)] of the quantum dot hybrid qubit in silicon as well as theoretical and experimental progress towards high fidelity quantum gates in quantum dot qubits [B. Thorgrimsson et al., npj Quant. Inf. 3, 32 (2017); Y.-C. Yang et al., Phys. Rev. A 95, 062321 (2017); Y.-C. Yang et al., accepted by npj Quant. Inf.].  Her work has yielded new understanding of complex materials that include biominerals [P. Gilbert et al., JACS 130, 17519 (2008)], quantum magnets [S. Ghosh et al., Nature 425, 48 (2003)], and granular matter [C.-h. Liu et al., Science 269, 513-515 (1995)].

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Old Main Building, Room G57F
UNSW Kensington Campus

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