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Andrew C. Wilson (Fed)


I am a staff physicist in the Ion Storage Group at NIST Boulder.  My research focuses on quantum-information experiments with trapped atomic ions.  High-fidelity coherent control of ions is used to explore applications of quantum entanglement including quantum logic and computing, quantum simulation, and quantum-enhanced precision measurement.  A major emphasis of my research is the development of techniques and tools that will be needed in large-scale, fault-tolerant, quantum-information processors.  Before working with trapped ions at NIST, my research focused on Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum degenerate Fermi gases, and precision laser spectroscopy of neutral atoms and molecules.

Within the Ion Storage Group, I work closely with Staff Physicists Dietrich Leibfried and Daniel Slichter, and a large team of postdocs and graduate students.  If you are interested in joining our research team, please contact me.


NIST Bronze Medal, 2018

NIST Distinguished Associate, 2013

JILA Visiting Fellow, 2004


High-fidelity laser-free universal control of trapped ion qubits

Raghavendra Srinivas, Emanuel Knill, Robert Sutherland, Alexander T. Kwiatkowski, Hannah M. Knaack, Scott Glancy, David J. Wineland, Shaun C. Burd, Dietrich Leibfried, Andrew C. Wilson, David T. Allcock, Daniel Slichter
Universal control of multiple qubits—the ability to entangle qubits and to perform arbitrary individual qubit operations—is a fundamental resource for quantum

Ion transport and reordering in a two-dimensional trap array

Yong Wan, Robert Jordens, Stephen Erickson, Jenny Wu, Ryan S. Bowler, Ting R. Tan, Panyu Hou, Andrew C. Wilson, Dietrich Leibfried
Scaling quantum information processors is a challenging task, requiring manipulation of a large number of qubits with high fidelity and a high degree of

Quantum Logic Spectroscopy with Ions in Thermal Motion

Daniel Kienzler, Yong Wan, Stephen D. Erickson, Jenny J. Wu, Andrew C. Wilson, David J. Wineland, Dietrich G. Leibfried
A mixed-species geometric phase gate has been proposed for implementing quantum logic spectroscopy on trapped ions, which combines probe and information
Created October 9, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021