Kihwan Kim
Associate Professor (Tenured)
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences

Address: Mengminwei Science Building S423

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1998-2004       Ph. D., Physics, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, Korea (Prof. Wonho Jhe)

1996-1998       M. S., Physics, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, Korea

1992-1996       B. S., Physics, Seoul National Univ., Seoul, Korea

Academic employment
2016-              Tenured Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

2011- 2016      Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

2008- 2011      Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland (Prof. Christopher R Monroe)

2005- 2007      Postdoctoral Fellow, Universitaet Innsbruck (Prof. Rainer Blatt)

2004- 2005      Postdoctoral Researcher, CNAT, SNU (Prof. Wonho- Jhe)


Publications from Tsinghua

“Quantum Simulation of the Quantum Rabi Model in a Trapped Ion,” Dingshun Lv, Shuoming An, Zhenyu Liu, Jing-Ning Zhang, Julen S. Pedernales, Lucas Lamata, Enrique Solano, and Kihwan Kim, Phys. Rev. X 8, 021027 (2018).

“Quantum optical emulation of molecular vibronic spectroscopy using a trapped-ion device,” Yangchao Shen, Joonsuk Huh, Yao Lu, Junhua Zhang, Kuan Zhang, Shuaining Zhang, Kihwan Kim, Chemical Science 9, 836 (2018).

“Experimental quantum simulation of fermion-antifermion scattering via boson exchange in a trapped ion,” Xiang Zhang, Kuan Zhang, Yangchao Shen, Jingning Zhang, Man-Hong Yung, Jorge Casanova, Julen S. Pedernales, Lucas Lamata, Enrique Solano, Kihwan Kim, Nature Commun. 9, 195 (2018).

“Verification of the quantum nonequilibrium work relation in the presence of decoherence,” Andrew Smith, Yao Lu, Shuoming An, Xiang Zhang, Jing-Ning Zhang, Zongping Gong, H. T. Quan, Christopher Jarzynski, Kihwan Kim, New J. Phys., 20, 013008 (2018).

“Single-qubit quantum memory exceeding 10-minute coherence time,” Ye Wang, Mark Um, Junhua Zhang, Shuoming An, Ming Lyu, Jing -Ning Zhang, L.-M. Duan, Dahyun Yum and Kihwan Kim, Nature Photonics 11, 646 (2017).

“Reconstruction of the Jaynes-Cummings field state of ionic motion in a harmonic trap,” Dingshun Lv, Shuoming An, Mark Um, Junhua Zhang, Jing-Ning Zhang, M. S. Kim, and Kihwan Kim, Phys. Rev. A 95, 043813 (2017).

"Universal Work Fluctuations During Shortcuts to Adiabaticity by Counterdiabatic Driving," Ken Funo, Jing-Ning Zhang, Cyril Chatou, Kihwan Kim, Masahito Ueda, and Adolfo del Campo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 100602 (2017).

"Quantum implementation of the unitary coupled cluster for simulating molecular electronic structure," Yangchao Shen, Xiang Zhang, Shuaining Zhang, Jing-Ning Zhang, Man-Hong Yung, and Kihwan Kim, Phys. Rev. A 95, 020501(R) (2017).

"Revealing nonclassicality beyond Gaussian states via a single marginal distribution," Jiyong Park, Yao Lu, Jaehak Lee, Yangchao Shen, Kuan Zhang, Shuaining Zhang, Muhammad Suhail Zubairy, Kihwan Kim, and Hyunchul Nha, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. doi:10.1073/pnas.1617621114 (2017)

"Shortcuts to adiabaticity by counterdiabatic driving for trapped-ion displacement in phase space," Shuoming An, Dingshun Lv, Adolfo del Campo & Kihwan Kim, Nature Commun. 7, 12999 (2016).

"Phonon arithmetic in a trapped ion system," Mark Um, Junhua Zhang, Dingshun Lv, Yao Lu, Shuoming An, Jing-Ning Zhang, Hyunchul Nha, M. S. Kim, Kihwan Kim, Nature Commun. 7, 11410 (2016). 

"Time reversal and charge conjugation in an embedding quantum simulator," Xiang Zhang, Yangchao Shen, Junhua Zhang, Jorge Casanova, Lucas Lamata, Enrique Solano, Man-Hong Yung, Jing-Ning Zhang, Kihwan Kim, Nature Commun. 6, 7917 (2015). 

"Testing Nonclassicality and Non-Gaussianity in Phase Space," Jiyong Park, Junhua Zhang, Jaehak Lee, Se-Wan Ji, Mark Um, Dingshun Lv, Kihwan Kim, and Hyunchul Nha, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 190402 (2015).

"Experimental test of the quantum Jarzynski equality with a trapped-ion system," Shuoming An, Jing-Ning Zhang, Mark Um, Dingshun Lv, Yao Lu, Junhua Zhang, Zhang-Qi Yin, H. T. Quan and Kihwan Kim, Nature Phys. 11, 193 (2015). 

"Quantum estimation of magnetic-field gradient using W-state," H. T. Ng and K. Kim, Opt. Comm. 331, 353 (2014).

"Realization of geometric Landau-Zener-Stückelberg interferometry," Junhua Zhang, Jingning Zhang, Xiang Zhang, and Kihwan Kim, Phys. Rev. A 89, 013608 (2014). 

"Experimental Certification of Random Numbers via Quantum Contextuality," Mark Um, Xiang Zhang, Junhua Zhang, Ye Wang, Shen Yangchao, D. -L Deng, Lu-Ming Duan, Kihwan Kim, Sci. Rep. 3, 1627 (2013).

"State-independent experimental test of quantum contextuality with a single trapped ion," Xiang Zhang, Mark Um, Junhua Zhang, Shuoming An, Ye Wang, Dong-ling Deng, Chao Shen, Lu-Ming Duan, Kihwan Kim, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 070401 (2013).


Lise-Meitner Fellow 2005-2007

Research Interests
Quatum Simulation and Computation
Quantum Statistical Physics
Quantum Optics
Quantum Foundation
Quantum Application