James R. Garrison

Postdoctoral Researcher
2122 Atlantic Building
College Park, Maryland 20742
+1-301-405-4620

Research overview

I am a theoretical physicist, working in the field of quantum condensed matter physics. My primary research interests include the thermalization and dynamics of isolated quantum systems, zero-temperature phases of matter, and methods for simulating quantum mechanics on both classical and quantum hardware. One broad theme that unifies each of these areas is the central importance of quantum entanglement.

Recent preprints

Recent publications

See also: all my papers on arXiv.

Recent activities

  • APS March Meeting, 2019 – “Zero-temperature properties of the long-range transverse-field Ising model on the triangular lattice” (abstract).
  • “Quantum Many-Body Entanglement and Simulation: Insights, Challenges and Opportunities,” University of Notre Dame, February 14, 2019.
  • “Quantum Many-Body Entanglement and Simulation: Insights, Challenges and Opportunities,” Flatiron Institute, February 12, 2019.
  • “Quantum Many-Body Entanglement and Simulation: Insights, Challenges and Opportunities,” New York University, February 11, 2019.
  • Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum co-design (STAQ) kickoff meeting, Durham, NC, December 2018.
  • From Physics to Applications of Quantum Computers, Aspen Summer Workshop, May – June 2018.
  • Advances in Quantum Algorithms and Computation conference, Aspen CO, March 2018.
  • Frontiers of Quantum Information Physics conference, Santa Barbara CA, October 2017.
  • Workshop on Computational Complexity and High Energy Physics, College Park, MD, July – August 2017.
  • DAMOP 2017 – “Partial breakdown of quantum thermalization in a Hubbard-like model” (abstract), Sacramento, CA, June 2017.
  • Non-equilibrium Quantum Matter workshop, Mainz, Germany, May – June 2017.
  • APS March Meeting, 2017 – “Partial breakdown of quantum thermalization in a Hubbard-like model” (abstract).
  • Designer Quantum Systems Out of Equilibrium conference, Santa Barbara CA, November 2016.
  • Visit to Oxford, June 27 - July 1, 2016.
  • “Universal Aspects of Quantum Thermalization,” QuICS Seminar, University of Maryland, June 1, 2016.
  • Dissertation defense, UC Santa Barbara, May 19, 2016.
  • Advances in Quantum Algorithms and Computation conference, Aspen CO, March 2016.
  • APS March Meeting, 2016 – “Universal aspects of thermalization after a quantum quench” (abstract).
  • Non-equilibrium dynamics of stochastic and quantum integrable systems conference, Santa Barbara CA, February 2016.
  • “Universal Aspects of Quantum Thermalization,” Caltech, December 2, 2015.
  • “Universal Aspects of Quantum Thermalization,” University of Toronto, November 25, 2015.
  • “Universal Aspects of Quantum Thermalization,” Perimeter Institute, November 23, 2015.
  • “Universal Aspects of Quantum Thermalization,” Cornell University, November 12, 2015.
  • Non-Equilibrium Quantum Matter conference, Aspen CO, March 2015.
  • APS March Meeting, 2015 – “Does the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis hold for non-local operators?” (abstract).
  • Boulder Summer School, July 2014.
  • APS March Meeting, 2014 – “Entanglement properties after a partial measurement: a numerical study of excited states in Hubbard-like models” (abstract).
  • Beyond Quasiparticles: New Paradigms for Quantum Fluids conference, Aspen CO, January 2014.
  • “Modeling strongly correlated quantum phases using numerical methods: insights and progress” (department colloquium), Cal State LA, November 14, 2013.
  • Invited tutorial on DMRG (with R. V. Mishmash) (link), Quantum spin liquids summer school, Trieste, Italy, September 2013.