Scientific interests

    Developing new levels of control over the states and dynamics of

    quantum systems in the laboratory. I am particularly interested in

    systems of ultra-cold single atomic ions and their application to

    explore quantum many-body physics.

My citations

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Scientific CV

  1. 2013 - ongoing    Senior research scientist, Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation, Innsbruck, Austria

                                  Quantum simulations with cold trapped ions

  1. 2011 - 2013         Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow, Group of Prof. Rainer Blatt, University of Innsbruck, Austria

                                  Complete setup of a calcium-40 ion trap. Experiments on quantum computation, quantum simulation

                                  and quantum metrology.

  1. 2009 - 2010         Postdoctoral fellow and lecturer, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

                                  Experiments on quantum feedback control and test of quantum mechanics using single photons.

  1. 2006 - 2009         PhD (Physics), Group of Prof. Andrew White, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

                                  Thesis: Optical quantum information: new states, gates and algorithms.

                                  Experiments with linear optical networks and single photons from spontaneous parametric downconversion.



Observation of entanglement propagation in a quantum many-body system
P Jurcevic, BP Lanyon, P Hauke, C Hempel, P Zoller, R Blatt, CF Roos
Nature (in press), preprint: arXiv:1401.5387

Dicke Nonequilibrium Dynamics in Trapped Ions
S Genway, W Li, C Ates, BP Lanyon, I Lesanovsky
Physical Review Letters 112 (2), 023603 (2014), preprint: arXiv:1308.1424

Experimental violation of multipartite Bell inequalities with trapped ions
BP Lanyon, M Zwerger, P Jurcevic, C Hempel, W Dür, HJ Briegel, R Blatt, CF Roos
arXiv preprint arXiv:1312.4810

Physical Review Letters 112, 100403 (2014), preprint: arXiv:1312.4810

    2013 & 2012

Measurement-based quantum computation with trapped ions 

B. P. Lanyon, P Jurcevic, M Zwerger, C Hempel, EA Martinez, W Dür, HJ Briegel, R Blatt, CF Roos,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 210501 (2013), preprint: arXiv:1308.5102

Entanglement growth in quench dynamics with variable range interactions

J Schachenmayer, BP Lanyon, CF Roos, AJ Daley

Physical Review X 3 (3), 031015, preprint: arXiv:1305.6880

Experimental Generation of Quantum Discord via Noisy Processes 

B. P. Lanyon, P Jurcevic, C Hempel, M Gessner, V Vedral, R Blatt, CF Roos,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 100504 (2013), preprint: arxiv:1304.3632

Deterministic generation of arbitrary symmetric states and entanglement classes

L Lamata, CE López, B. P. Lanyon, T Bastin, JC Retamal, E Solano

Phys. Rev. A 87, 032325 (2013), preprint: arXiv:1211.0404

Entanglement growth in quench dynamics with variable range interactions

J Schachenmayer, B. P. Lanyon, C. F. Roos, A. J. Daley.

Phys. Rev. X 3, 031015 (2013), preprint: arXiv:1305.6880

Entangled-enhanced detection of single photon scattering events

C Hempel, BP Lanyon, P Jurcevic, R Gerritsma, R Blatt, CF Roos

Nature Photonics 7, 630–633 (2013) (local pdf), preprint: arXiv:1304.3270


Universal digital quantum simulation with trapped ions

B. P. Lanyon, C. Hempel, D. Nigg, M. Müller, R. Gerritsma, F. Zähringer, P. Schindler, J. T. Barreiro, M. Rambach, G. Kirchmair, M. Hennrich, P. Zoller, R. Blatt, C. F. Roos

Science 334, 57 (2011)

Adding control to arbitrary unknown quantum operations
Xiao-Qi Zhou, Timothy C Ralph, Pruet Kalasuwan, Mian Zhang, Alberto Peruzzo, Benjamin P Lanyon, Jeremy L O'Brien
Nature communications 2, 413

Quantum simulation of the Klein paradox with trapped ions

R Gerritsma, B. P. Lanyon, G Kirchmair, F Zähringer, C Hempel, J Casanova, JJ García-Ripoll, E Solano, R Blatt, CF Roos. 

Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 060503 (2011)

Violation of the Leggett–Garg inequality with weak measurements of photons
Michael E Goggin, Marcelo P Almeida, Marco Barbieri, Benjamin P Lanyon, Jeremy L O’Brien, Andrew G White, Geoff J Pryde

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (4), 1256-1261 (2011)


Discrete single-photon quantum walks with tunable decoherence
MA Broome, A Fedrizzi, BP Lanyon, I Kassal, A Aspuru-Guzik, AG White
Physical review letters 104 (15), 153602

Experimental feedback control of quantum systems using weak measurements

G. G. Gillett, R. B. Dalton, B. P. Lanyon, M. P. Almeida, M. Barbieri, G. J. Pryde, J. L. O’Brien, K. J. Resch, S. D. Bartlett,  A. G. White,

Physical Review Letters 104, 080503 (2010)

Towards quantum chemistry on a quantum computer

  1. B.P. Lanyon, J. D. Whitfield, G. G. Gillett, M. E. Goggin, M. P. Almeida, and I Kassal, J. D. Biamonte, M,  Mohseni, 

B. J. Powell, M. Barbieri and A. Aspuru-Guzik, A.G. White,

Nature Chemistry 2, 106, (2010)


Parametric downconversion and optical quantum logic gates: two’s company, four’s a crowd

M. Barbieri, T. J. Weinhold, B. P. Lanyon, A. Gilchrist, K. J. Resch, M. P. Almeida and A. G. White,

Journal of Modern Optics 56, 209 (2009).

Quantum computing using shortcuts through higher dimensions

B. P. Lanyon, M. Barbieri, M. P. Almeida, T.Jennewein, T.C. Ralph, K. J. Resch, G. J. Pryde,  A. Gilchrist & A.G. White,

Nature Physics 5, 134–140 (1 February 2009).


Experimental quantum computing without entanglement

B. P. Lanyon, M. Barbieri, M. P. Almeida, A. G. White,

Physical Review Letters. 101, 200501 (2008).

Experimentally generating and tuning robust entanglement between photonic qubits

B. P. Lanyon and Nathan Langford

New Journal of Physics 11, 013008 (2009)

Manipulating biphotonic qutrits

B. P. Lanyon, T. J. Weinhold, N. K. Langford, J. L. O'Brien, K. J. Resch, A. Gilchrist, and A. G. White, arXiv: 0707.2880 (2007)

Physical Review Letters 100, 060504 (2008).


Experimental demonstration of Shor’s algorithm with quantum entanglement

B. P. Lanyon, T. J. Weinhold, N. K. Langford, M. Barbieri, D. F. V. James, A. Gilchrist, and A. G. White,

Physical Review Letters 99, 250505 (2007).

Entanglement generation by Fock-state filtration

K. J. Resch, J. L. O'Brien, T. J. Weinhold, K. Sanaka, B. P. Lanyon, and N. K. Langford, and A. G. White,

Physical Review Letters 98, 203602 (2007).


Coating thickness and elastic modulus measurement using ultrasonic bulk wave resonance         

Dixon S, Lanyon B, Rowlands G,

Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, Art. 141907, 2006

Phase change measurement of ultrasonic shear waves on reflection from a curing epoxy system

Dixon S and Lanyon B,

J. Phys. D. 38, pp 4115-4125, 2005

Characterisation of thickness and crystallographic texture of sheet using non-contact ultrasonic measurements

Dixon S, Potter MDG, Lanyon B,

Ironmaking and Steelmaking, pp385-390, 2005

Resonance in thin two-layer dynamic systems

Dixon S, Lanyon B, Rowlands G,

J. Phys. D. 39, pp 506-514, 2006

Dr. Ben Lanyon

Contact details

    Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation

    Otto-Hittmair-Platz 21a

    6020 Innsbruck, Austria

    Tel: +43-512-507-4724