Jacob Bringewatt

Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS)

Joint Quantum Institute (JQI)

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

E-Mail: jbringew (at) umd.edu

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I'm a 3rd year PhD candidate in theoretical physics and a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow. I'm affiliated with the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI). My advisor is Alexey Gorshkov.


My research interests span many aspects of quantum information, quantum computing, and mathematical physics. Current areas of focus include adiabatic quantum computation, quantum sensor networks, quantum information geometry, and quantum algorithms for nuclear theory.


  1. "Protocols for estimating multiple functions with quantum sensor networks: geometry and performance."
    J Bringewatt, I Boettcher, P Niroula, P Bienias, A V Gorshkov
    Preprint. (2021), [arXiv:2104.09540]

  2. "Optimal measurement of field properties with quantum sensor networks."
    T Qian, J Bringewatt, I Boettcher, P Bienias, A V Gorshkov
    Phys. Rev. A (Letter) 103, L030601 (2021), [arXiv:2011.01259]

  3. "Confronting lattice parton distributions with global QCD analysis."
    J Bringewatt, N Sato, W Melnitchouk, J Qiu, F Steffens, M Constantinou
    Phys. Rev. D. 103, 016003 (2021), [arXiv:2010.00548]

  4. "Effective gaps are not effective: quasipolynomial classical simulation of obstructed stoquastic Hamiltonians."
    J Bringewatt, M Jarret
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 170504 (2020), [arXiv:2004.08681]

  5. "Polynomial time algorithms for estimating spectra of adiabatic Hamiltonians."
    J Bringewatt, W Dorland, SP Jordan
    Phys. Rev. A 100 (3), 032336 (2019), [arXiv:1905.07461]
    Editors' Suggestion.

  6. "Diffusion Monte Carlo approach versus adiabatic computation for local Hamiltonians."
    J Bringewatt, W Dorland, SP Jordan, A Mink
    Phys. Rev. A 97 (2), 022323 (2018), [arXiv:1709.03971]

  7. "Study of radon reduction in gases for rare event search experiments."
    K Pushkin, C Akerlof, D Anbajagane, J Armstrong, M Arthurs, J Bringewatt, T Edberg, C Hall, M Lei, R Raymond, M Reh, D Saini, A Sander, J Schaefer, D Seymour, N Swanson, Y Wang, W Lorenzon
    Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., Sect. A 903, 267-276 (2018), [arXiv:1805.11306]


  • Timothy Qian, Montgomery Blair High School (Summer 2020) -- Summer internship -- Outcome: Publication (see arXiv:2011.01259) and 5th place in 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search
  • Victoria Adebayo, Howard University (Winter 2021) -- GRAD-MAP Winter Workshop 2021

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