Tim Byrnes

Tim Byrnes
Assistant Professor of Physics, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU
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Tim Byrnes is Assistant Professor of Physics at NYU Shanghai. He is also Visiting Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Professor Byrnes' research interests are in quantum information technologies, condensed matter physics, and AMO (atomic, molecular, optical) physics. Specifically, he is interested in various applications of Bose-Einstein condensates to quantum information. He is also interested in the interface of physics and biology and emergent phenomena.

Professor Byrnes' website: http://nyu.timbyrnes.net

Research Publications

  1. Tim Byrnes, Kai Wen, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Macroscopic quantum computation using Bose-Einstein condensates“, Phys. Rev A   85, 040306(R) (2012).
  2. Tim Byrnes, Tomoyuki Horikiri, Natsuko Ishida, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “A BCS wavefunction approach to the BEC-BCS crossover of exciton-polariton condensates“, Phys. Rev. Lett.   105, 186402 (2010).
  3. C.W. Lai, N. Y. Kim, S. Utsunomiya, G. Roumpos, H. Deng, M. D. Fraser, T. Byrnes, P. Recher, N. Kumada, T. Fujisawa and Y. Yamamoto, “Coherent zero-state and π-state in an exciton-polariton condensate array”, Nature 450, 529 (2007).
  4. Tim Byrnes, Patrik Recher, Na Young Kim, Shoko Utsunomiya, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Quantum simulator for the Hubbard model with long-range Coulomb interactions using surface acoustic waves”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 016405 (2007).
  5. Tim Byrnes and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Simulating lattice gauge theories on a quantum computer”, Phys. Rev. A 73, 022328 (2006).
  6. T. Byrnes, P. Sriganesh, R.J. Bursill, C.J. Hamer, ”Density Matrix Renormalisation Group Approach to the Massive Schwinger Model”, Phys. Rev. D 66, 013002 (2002).
  7. Ebubechukwu O. Ilo-Okeke and Tim Byrnes, "Theory of single-shot phase contrast imaging in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates", Phys. Rev. Lett.   112, 233602 (2014)
  8. Tim Byrnes, Na Young Kim, Yoshihisa Yamamoto , "Exciton–polariton condensates", Nature Physics  10, 803 (2014).

(for a full list, see http://nyu.timbyrnes.net/publications/)


  • PhD, Physics
    University of New South Wales, 2003
  • BSc (Hons.), Physics
    University of New South Wales, 1999


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