Pol Forn Diaz

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Short bio
Pol leads the experimental team at QUANTIC (quantic.bsc.es). He has a background on superconducting quantum devices for quantum information applications and quantum optics. He obtained his PhD from TU Delft in 2010, with a study of superconducting flux qubits and the limits of the interaction strength to a superconducting resonator. He was then a postdoctoral researcher in the Kimble group at the California Institute of Technology working on interfacing cold atoms and photonic waveguides. In a second postdoctoral stage, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing in the University of Waterloo, working with Dr. C. M. Wilson and A. Lupascu on superconducting qubits interacting with propagating microwave fields. He is a partner at Entanglement Partners SL. In 2017 Pol was appointed a researcher at BSC to lead the experimental efforts to build a quantum processor using superconducting circuits. He is currently a Beatriu de Pinós fellow.

Research interests
Pol develops the quantum processor that will be operational at BSC. He uses superconducting quantum circuits, which are one of the most promising platforms on which to perform quantum computation and quantum simulation. By engineering circuits with multiple qubits, quantum algorithms can be implemented to perform computation, simulation and optimizing problems. Together with the theory team at QUANTIC, Pol studies new applications for small-sized quantum processors.