Associate Professor, Department of Physics
Aram Harrow is an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Physics. His research focuses on quantum information and computing, and connecting the capabilities of quantum computers and communication devices to theoretical physics, mathematics, and computer science. Recently, Harrow has been investigating properties of entanglement, like approximate “superselection” and “monogamy” principles. His goal is to better understand not only entanglement and its uses, but also the related areas of quantum communication, many-body physics, and even convex optimization.
Before coming to MIT, Harrow was a lecturer in math and computer science at the University of Bristol, and a research assistant professor at the University of Washington. He has received the American Physical Society’s Outstanding Referee Award, an NSF Career Award, an IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper Award, and an APS Quantum Computing Award. He earned a BS in math and physics, and a PhD in physics, from MIT.
- Havlíček, V., Córcoles, A.D., Temme, K., Harrow, A.W., Kandala, A., Chow, J.M., Gambetta, J.M. (2019). Supervised learning with quantum-enhanced feature spaces. Nature 567 (7747), 209-212.
- Harrow, A.W., Montanaro, A. (2017). Quantum computational supremacy. Nature 549 (7671), 203-209.
- Brandao, F.G.S.L., Harrow, A.W., Horodecki, M. (2016). Local random quantum circuits are approximate polynomial-designs. Communications in Mathematical Physics 346 (2), 397-434.
- Bennett, C.H., Devetak, I., Harrow, A.W., Shor, P.W., Winter, A. (2014). The quantum reverse Shannon theorem and resource tradeoffs for simulating quantum channels. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 60 (5), 2926-2959.
- October 12, 2018: MIT News, Center for Theoretical Physics professors earn DOE Quantum Information Science Awards.
- October 31, 2017: MIT News, Twelve from MIT honored by the American Physical Society.
May 26, 2015: MIT News, Advance in quantum error correction.