Description: C:\Users\bonestee\Desktop\images\BonesteelNicholas.jpg     Nicholas E. Bonesteel

Department of Physics and NHMFL
Condensed Matter Theory Group
1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Phone: (850) 644-2516 (Keen) ; (850) 644-7805 (Magnet Lab)

Fax: (850) 644-5038

Room: Keen 410 (Physics Dept); A313 (Magnet Lab)



1991 PhD, Physics, Cornell University
1985 BS, Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professional Experience

2006-Present, Professor, Florida State University
2000-2006, Associate Professor, Florida State University
1994-2000, Assistant Professor, Florida State University
1992-1994, Postdoctoral Research Associate, NHMFL - Florida State University
1990-1992, Postdoctoral Research Associate, ETH-Zürich


Fall & Spring 1995-1998: Quantum Theory of Matter A & B (PHY4604 & PHY4605)
Fall 1998, 1999, 2000: General Physics B (PHY2049C)
Fall 2001, 2002: General Physics A (PHY2048C)
Spring 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009: Condensed Matter Physics II (PHZ5942)
Spring 2003, 2004, 2007,  Fall 2014: Quantum Many-Body Physics (PHY5690)
Spring 2005: Intermediate Mechanics (PHY3221)
Fall 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006: Theoretical Dynamics (PHY5246)
Fall 2007, 2008: Condensed Matter Physics I (PHZ5491)
Spring 2008, 2009, 2010: Statistical Mechanics (PHY5524)
Fall 2010, Spring 2011: Intermediate Modern Physics (PHY3101)

Fall 2011, 2012, 2013: Quantum Theory of Matter A (PHY4604)

Spring 2012, 2013: Quantum Theory of Matter B (PHY4605)
Spring 2015, 2016: Mechanics I (PHY3221)
Fall 2015: Mechanics II (PHY4222)


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Research Interests

Condensed Matter Physics 

Correlated Electrons
Quantum Hall Effect
Quantum Computing







Current and Former Graduate Students

Luis Mendoza, Summer 2015 – Present

Vilen Melik-Alaverdian, Ph.D., Graduated Fall 1998

Thesis: "Theory of Excitations in the Quantum Hall Effect"


Kerwin C. Foster, Ph.D., Graduated Summer 2002

Thesis: "Conductivity Predictions for the 5/2 Fractional Quantum Hall State Using the Composite Fermion Superconductor Model"

Dimitrije Stepanenko, Ph.D., Graduated Summer 2005

Thesis: "Symmetry and Control in Spin-Based Quantum Computing"

Layla Hormozi, Ph.D., Graduated Fall 2007

Thesis: "Topological Quantum Compiling"

Georgios Zikos, Ph.D., Graduated Summer 2009

Thesis: "Braiding and Berry's Phase in Non-Abelian Quantum Hall States"

Huan Tran, Ph.D., Graduated Summer 2010

Thesis: "Entanglement and Bond Fluctuations in Random Singlet Phases"


Robert Cipri, Ph.D., Graduated Summer 2014

Thesis: "Gauge Fields and Composite Fermions in Bilayer Quantum Hall Systems" 


Weibo Feng, Ph.D., Graduated Fall 2015

Thesis: "Non-Abelian Quantum Error Correction" 

Daniel Zeuch, Ph.D., Graduated Summer 2016

Thesis: "Entangling Qubits by Heisenberg Spin Exchange and Anyon Braiding" 


Recent Publications and Preprints

"Spin Correlations and Topological Entanglement Entropy in a Non-Abelian Spin-1 Spin Liquid"
J. Wildeboer and N.E. Bonesteel
Phys. Rev. B 94, 045125 (2016). arXiv:1510.08817, (pdf file)

"Systematically Generated Two-Qubit Anyon Braids"
C. Carnahan, D. Zeuch, and N.E. Bonesteel
Phys. Rev. A 93, 052328 (2016). arXiv:1511.00719, (pdf file)

"A Simple Derivation of the Fong-Wandzura Pulse Sequence"
D. Zeuch and N.E. Bonesteel
Phys. Rev. A 93, 010303(R) (2016). arXiv:1508.07524, (pdf file)

"Monte Carlo Studies of the Properties of the Majorana Quantum Error Correction Code"
F. L. Pedrocchi, N.E. Bonesteel, and D.P. DiVincenzo
Phys. Rev. B 92, 115441 (2015).  arXiv:1507.00892, (pdf file)

Some Older Papers

"Analytic Pulse Sequence Construction for Exchange-Only Quantum Computation"
D. Zeuch, R. Cipri, and N.E. Bonesteel
Phys. Rev. B 90, 045306 (2014). arXiv:1402.0511, (pdf file)

"Gauge Fluctuations and Interlayer Coherence in Bilayer Composite Fermion Metals"
R. Cipri and N.E. Bonesteel
Phys. Rev. B 89, 085109 (2014). arXiv:1311.2528, (pdf file)

"Quantum Circuits for Measuring Levin-Wen Operators"
N.E. Bonesteel and D.P. DiVincenzo
Phys. Rev. B 86, 165113 (2012). arXiv:1206.6048, (pdf file)

"Valence Bond Entanglement and Fluctuations in Random Singlet Phases"
H. Tran and N.E. Bonesteel
Phys. Rev. B, 84, 144420 (2011). arXiv:0909.0038, (pdf file)

"Infinite Randomess Fixed Points for Chains of Non-Abelian Quasiparticles"
N.E. Bonesteel and K. Yang
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 140405 (2007).
cond-mat/0612503, (pdf file)

"Topological Quantum Compiling"
L. Hormozi, G. Zikos, N.E. Bonesteel, and S. H. Simon
Phys. Rev. B 75, 165310 (2007). quant-ph/0610111, (pdf file)

"Braid Topologies for Quantum Computation"
N.E. Bonesteel, L. Hormozi, G. Zikos, and S. H. Simon
Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 140503 (2005). quant-ph/0505065, (pdf file)

"Spin-Orbit Coupling and Time-Reversal Symmetry in Quantum Gates"
D. Stepanenko, N.E. Bonesteel, D.P. DiVincenzo, G. Burkard, and D. Loss
Phys. Rev B 68, 115306 (2003).
cond-mat/0303474, (pdf file)

"Chiral Spin Liquids and Quantum Error-Correcting Codes"
N.E. Bonesteel 
Phys. Rev. A 62, 62310 (2000). quant-ph/0006092
, (pdf file) 

Full Publication List



Some Online Talks


Topological Quantum Computation
2014 Princeton Summer School on Condensed Matter Physics:  Quantum Information and Computation, Princeton, NJ, July 28-31, 2014.


Lectures on Topological Quantum Computing

10th Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information

UBC, Vancouver, CA, July 27-28, 2010.


Finding Braids for Non-Abelian Particles

Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics, UC Los Angeles, February 27, 2007 (talk given at the conference Topological Quantum Computing).


Topological Quantum Compiling

KITP, UC Santa Barbara, May 17, 2006 (talk given at the conference Topological Phases and Quantum Computation).


Braid Topologies for Quantum Computation

KITP, UC Santa Barbara, March 22, 2006.


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