Jovan Jovanovic

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Jovan Jovanovic

Graduate Student

I am a first-year DPhil student in the Condensed Matter Theory subdepartment of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics. I am working under the supervision of Prof Steven Simon and Prof Siddharth Parameswaran.

I have done my undergraduate studies at Cambridge, completing the Natural Sciences Tripos, choosing to specialise in Physics with a focus on theory.

I have previous experience working in Trapped Ions, Fast Beam Spectroscopy and Scientific Computing. My master's project was done under the supervision of Dr Claudio Castelnovo and it dealt with finite temperature behaviour of quantum spins.

Besides that, I was an associate at Petnica Science Centre whose aim is to offer a taste of research experience to high school students in Serbia and the region. There I have lectured the students on Maths and Physics as well as supervising their mini-projects.

This work is done in collaboration with Dr Leek's group.

For a number of years now, they have been working on a superconducting qubit implementation called transmons. At the moment they can construct 2D arrays of 10-15 transmons which offer a good testing bed for various 2D models.

Our goal is to study how does the environment influence the predicted features of these models, many of them being topologically protected hence robust under the internal perturbations, in order to know what to expect from the experiment.