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Mr. R. Sweke

PhD Student



BSc (Hons), University of Cape Town.
MSc (summa cum laude), University of KwaZulu-Natal.
PhD (current), University of KwaZulu-Natal.

My full CV can be found here.
My M.Sc. thesis can be found here.

South African Academy for the Advancement of Science bronze medal (2013).

Feel free to contact me at rsweke(at)
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Research Interests:
I am currently interested in developing and analysing methods for the classical and quantum simulation of open quantum systems. In particular, I am interested in understanding the consequences of recent developments in both condensed matter and the theory of open quantum systems for the simulation of these systems. It is hoped that the development of methods for the simulation of open quantum systems will provide tools for the investigation of topological states of matter, thermalisation and equilibration, and dissipative quantum information processing.


Recent Publications:

1. "Dissipative preparation of large W states in optical cavities" (with I.Sinayskiy and F. Petruccione), Phys. Rev. A 87, 042323 (2013) - link

2. "Dissipative preparation of generalized Bell states" (with I.Sinayskiy and F. Petruccione), J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 46 104004 (2013) - link

3. "Simulation of single - qubit open quantum systems" (with I.Sinayskiy and F. Petruccione), Phys. Rev. A 90 022331 (2014) - link

4. "Universal simulation of Markovian open quantum systems" (with I. Sinayskiy, D. Bernard and F. Petruccione), Phys. Rev. A 91 062308 (2015) - link

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