Research Interests

   Quantum information, computation, and simulation

   Nonequilibrium dynamics and optimal control of quantum evolution

   Strong correlations, topology, and frustration in low-dimensional quantum matter



Education and Professional Experience

   Ph.D. Boston University, 2011

Selected Publications

  1. C. Voinea, S. Pu, A. Kirmani, P. Ghaemi, A. Rahmani, and Z. Papić, Deformed Fredkin model for the ν=5/2 Moore-Read state on thin cylinders, Phys. Rev. Research 6, 013105 (2024).
  2. A. Kirmani, D. S. Wang, P. Ghaemi, and A. Rahmani, Braiding fractional quantum Hall quasiholes on a superconducting quantum processor, Phys. Rev. B 108, 064303 (2023).
  3. A. Kirmani, K. Bull, C.-Y. Hou, V. Saravanan, S. M. Saeed, Z. Papić, A. Rahmani, and P. Ghaemi, Probing Geometric Excitations of Fractional Quantum Hall States on Quantum Computers, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 056801 (2022).
  4. M. T. Scoggins and A. RahmaniTopological and geometric patterns in optimal bang-bang protocols for variational quantum algorithms: Application to the XXZ model on the square lattice, Phys. Rev. Research 3, 043165 (2021).
  5. A. Rahmani, K. J. Sung, H. Putterman, P. Roushan, P. Ghaemi, and Z. Jiang, Creating and Manipulating a Laughlin-Type ν=1/3 Fractional Quantum Hall State on a Quantum Computer with Linear Depth Circuits,  PRX Quantum 1, 020309 (2020).
  6. A. Rahmani, D. Pikulin, and I. Affleck, Phase diagrams of Majorana-Hubbard ladders, Phys. Rev. B 99, 085110 (2019).
  7. A. Rahmani and Smitha Vishveshwara, Interplay of Anderson localization and quench dynamics, Phys. Rev. B 97, 245116 (2018).
  8. Z.-C. Yang, A. Rahmani, A. Shabani, H. Neven, and C. Chamon, Optimizing Variational Quantum Algorithms Using Pontryagin’s Minimum Principle, Phys. Rev. X 7, 021027 (2017).
  9. A. Dutta, A. Rahmani, and A. del Campo, Anti-Kibble-Zurek Behavior in Crossing the Quantum Critical Point of a Thermally Isolated System Driven by a Noisy Control Field, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 080402 (2016).
  10. A. Rahmani, X. Zhu, M. Franz, and I. Affleck, Emergent Supersymmetry from Strongly Interacting Majorana Zero Modes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 166401 (2015).
  11. A. Rahmani, A. Feiguin, and C. Batista, Anyonic Liquids in Nearly Saturated Spin Chains, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 267201 (2014).
  12. A. Rahmani, R. Muniz, and I. Martin, Anyons in Integer Quantum Hall Magnets, Phys. Rev. X 3, 031008 (2013).
  13. C.-Y. Hou, A. Rahmani, A. Feiguin, and C. Chamon, Junctions of multiple quantum wires with different Luttinger parameters, Phys. Rev. B 86, 075451 (2012).
  14. A. Rahmani and C. Chamon, Optimal Control for Unitary Preparation of Many-Body States: Application to Luttinger Liquids, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 016402 (2011).
  15. A. Rahmani, C.-Y. Hou, A. Feiguin, C. Chamon, and I. Affleck, How to Find Conductance Tensors of Quantum Multiwire Junctions through Static Calculations: Application to an Interacting Y Junction, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 226803 (2010).

Selected Awards and Honors

 KITP Scholars Fellowship 2024-2026, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB. 

 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2020.

 Google Quantum Innovations Award, 2018.

 KITP Scholars Fellowship 2018-2020, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB.