Dr. Javier Prior

Short Summary

Full name: Dr. Javier Prior Arce

Current position: Lecturer in the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

Head of the group: Quantum Many Body Systems (UPCT)

Field: Theoretical Physics

Editor of Scientific Report

Personal web, javierprior.upct.es

Specialization: Spin disordered systems, dynamical simulation of quantum many-body systems, transport of energy in light-harvesting complexes systems

Contact Details

Email: Javier.Prior(at)upct.es

Telephone:+34868071230

Address: Departamento de física aplicada

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 30203 Cartagena

 

Research Interests

  • Spin disordered systems
  • Dynamical simulation of quantum many-body systems
  • Open quantum systems
  • Quantum effects in biology
  • Conjugated polimers

Academic Carreer

03/2009-present        Lecturer in the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain.

01/2010-present         Academic Visitor Univerität Ulm, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Germany.

06/2009-01/2010      Academic Visitor Imperial College, Institute for Mathematical Sciences , London, United Kingdom.

04/2007-03/2009      Post-Doc in Atomic and Laser Physics Department, Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

06/2006-04/2007      Post-Doc in Condensed matter, Departamento de física, CIOyN, Universidad de Murcia, Spain.

01/2003-06/2006       DPhil in Condensed matter, Departamento de fisica, Universidad de Murcia, Spain.

09/2002-12/2002       Becario investigación, Instituto de Ciencias de los Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Spain.

Selected Recent Publications

  • J Lim, D Paleček, F Caycedo-Soler, CN Lincoln, J Prior, H von Berlepsch, Susana F. Huelga Martin B. Plenio, Donatas Zigmantas & Jurgen Hauer.Vibronic origin of long-lived coherence in an artificial molecular light harvesterNature comm. (2015).
  • A. Chin, J. Prior, R. Rosenbach, F. Caycedo-Soler, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio,The Role of non-equilibrium vibrational structures in electronic coherence and recoherence in pigment-protein complexes,  Nature Phys.9, 113-118 (2013).
  • J. Almeida, J. Prior and M.B. Plenio, Computation of Two-Dimensional spectra assisted by compressed SamplingJ. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3(18), 2692-2696 (2012).
  • Javier Prior, Alex Chin, Susana F. Huelga and Martin B. Plenio, Efficient Simulation of Strong System-Environment Interactions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 050404 (2010).

Full list of Publications

  • J Lim, D Paleček, F Caycedo-Soler, CN Lincoln, J Prior, H von Berlepsch, Susana F. Huelga Martin B. Plenio, Donatas Zigmantas & Jurgen Hauer,vibronic origin of long-lived coherence in an artificial molecular light harvester, Nature comm. (2015).
  • S Oviedo-Casado, J Prior, AW Chin, R Rosenbach, SF Huelga, MB Plenio, Phase dependent exciton transport and energy harvesting from thermal environments,  arXiv:1506.08151 (2015).
  • MT Mitchison, MP Woods, J Prior, M Huber, Coherence-assisted single-shot cooling by quantum absorption refrigerators, arXiv:1504.01593 (2015).
  • Y Yao, N Zhou, J Prior, Y Zhao, Symmetry and explicit making of the critical phase in two-bath spin boson model, arXiv:1501.05061 (2015).
  • J Molina-Vilaplana, J Prior, Entanglement, tensor networks and black hole horizons.   General Relativity and Gravitation 46 (11), 1-23 (2014).
  • J.J. Mendoza-Arenas, M.T. Michison, S.R.Clark, J. Prior, D. Jaksch and M.B. Plenio, Transport enhancement from incoherent coupling between one-dimensional quantum conductors, New Journal of Physics 16 (5), 053016 (2014).
  • M. Pino, M. Ortuño, A.M. Somoza and J. Prior, Locating the many-body transition via the von Newmann entropy,AIP 
    (2014).
  • J. Prior, E. Castro, A. Chin, J. Almeida, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio, Wavelet analysis of molecular dynamics: Efficient extraction of time-frequency information in ultrafast optical processes, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 224103 (2013). arXiv:1308.4620.
  • A. Chin, J. Prior, R. Rosenbach, F. Caycedo-Soler, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio,The Role of non-equilibrium vibrational structures in electronic coherence and recoherence in pigment-protein complexes,  Nature Phys.9, 113-118 (2013).
  • J. Prior, I. De Vega, A.W. Chin, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio, Quantum dynamics in photonic crystals,  Phy. Rev. A 87, 013428 (2013).
  • J. Almeida, J. Prior and M.B. Plenio, Computation of Two-Dimensional spectra assisted by compressed SamplingJ. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3(18), 2692-2696 (2012).
  • M. Pino, J. Prior and S.R. Clark, Capturing the re-entrant behavior of one-dimensional Bose-Hubbard model, Physica status solidi (b)10.1002/pssb.201248308 (2012).
  • M. Pino, J. Prior, A.M. Somoza, D. Jaksch and S.R. Clark, Reentrance and entanglement in the one-dimensional Bose-Hubbard modelPhysical Review A 86, 023631 (2012).
  • Alex Chin, Javier Prior, Susana F. Huelga and Martin B. Plenio. A variational description of the quantum phase transition in the sub-Ohmic spin-boson modelPhys. Rev. Lett. 107, 160601 (2011).
  • Javier Prior, Alex Chin, Susana F. Huelga and Martin B. Plenio, Efficient Simulation of Strong System-Environment Interactions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 050404 (2010).
  • S.R. Clark, J. Prior, M. J. Hartmann, D. Jaksch and M. B. Plenio, Exact matrix product solutions in the Heisenberg picture of an open quantum spin chainNew J. Phys. 12, 025005 (2010).
  • A.M. Somoza, J. Prior, M. Ortuño and I.V. Lerner, Crossover from diffusive to strongly localized regime in two-dimensional systems, Physical review B 80, 212201 (2009).
  • J. Prior, A.M. Somoza and M. Ortuno, Conductance distribution in two-dimensional localized systems with and without magnetic fields, Eur. Phys. J. B 70, 513 (2009).
  • M. J. Hartmann, J. Prior, S.R. Clark and M. B. Plenio, Density Matrix Renormalization Group in the Heisenberg PicturePhys. Rev. Lett. 102, 057202 (2009).
  • A.M. Somoza, M. Ortuno and J. Prior, Universal Distribution Functions in Two-Dimensional Localized SystemsPhys. Rev. Lett. 99, 116602 (2007).
  • J. Prior, A.M. Somoza and M. Ortuno, Conductance fluctuations and corrections to the localization length in two-dimensional localized systems, Phys. stat. sol. (b) 243, 395 (2006).
  • A.M. Somoza, J. Prior and M. Ortuno, Conductance fluctuations in the localized regime: Numerical study in disordered noninteracting systemsPhys. Rev. B 73, 184201 (2006).
  • A.M. Somoza, M. Ortuno and J. Prior, Quantum fluctuations effects in hoppingEuroPhysics Letters 70, 659 (2005).
  • J. Prior, A.M. Somoza and M. Ortuno, Conductance fluctuations and single-parameter scaling in two-dimensional disordered systemsPhys. Rev. B72, 024206 (2005).
  • M. Ortuno, A.M. Somoza and J. Prior, Conductance fluctuations in one- and two-dimensional localized systems, Phys. stat. sol. (b) 241, 2148 (2004).
  • J. Prior, A.M. Somoza and M. Ortuño, Quantum effects in Motts variable-range hopping, Physica status solidi (c) 1, 136 (2004).
  • J. Prior, M. Ortuño and A.M. Somoza, Variable-range hopping in one-dimensional systems, Nato Science Series, 295, (2004).

Patents

Most Recent Papers

Dissipation-Assisted Matrix Product Factorization, Physical Review Letters, 123, 100502 (2019)

Efficient Simulation of Finite-Temperature Open Quantum Systems, Physical Review Letters, 123, 090402 (2019)

Breaking the quantum adiabatic speed limit by jumping along geodesics, Science Advances, 5, eaax3800 (2019)

Contact

Ulm University
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
D - 89069 Ulm
Germany

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Office: Building O25, room 410

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