James D. Whitfield (Professor, Principal Investigator)


  1. James Daniel Whitfield. Communication: Spin-free quantum computational simulations and symmetry adapted states. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 139:021105, 2013.
  2. James Daniel Whitfield, Peter John Love, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Computational complexity in electronic structure. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(2):397–411, 2013.
  3. Zoltan Zimboras, Mauro Faccin, Zoltan Kadar, James Daniel Whitfield, Ben Lanyon, and Jacob Biamonte. Quantum transport enhancement by time-reversal symmetry breaking. Scientific Reports, 3:2361, 2013.
  4. 4. N. Cody Jones, James Daniel Whitfield, Peter L McMahon, Man-Hong Yung, Rodney Van Meter, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto. Faster quantum chemistry simulation on faulttolerant quantum computers. New Journal of Physics, 14(11):115023, 2012.
  5. James Daniel Whitfield, Mauro Faccin, and JD Biamonte. Ground-state spin logic. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 99(5):57004, 2012.
  6. James Daniel Whitfield. Chapter 7 - Electronic Structure in “Mathematical Modeling II: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy” by Troy L. Story. Zip Publishing, 2012.
  7. Jacob D Biamonte, Ville Bergholm, James Daniel Whitfield, Joe Fitzsimons, and Alán Aspuru- Guzik. Adiabatic quantum simulators. AIP Advances, 1(2):022126–022126, 2011.
  8. Ivan Kassal, James Daniel Whitfield, Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz, Man- Hong Yung, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Simulating chemistry using quantum computers. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 62:185–207, 2011.
  9. Zhaokai Li, Man-Hong Yung, Hongwei Chen, Dawei Lu, James Daniel Whitfield, Xinhua Peng, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, and Jiangfeng Du. Solving quantum ground-state problems with nuclear magnetic resonance. Scientific Reports, 1, 2011.
  10. James Daniel Whitfield, Jacob Biamonte, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Simulation of electronic structure Hamiltonians using quantum computers. Molecular Physics, 109(5):735–750, 2011.
  11. Benjamin P Lanyon, James Daniel Whitfield, GG Gillett, Michael E Goggin, Marcelo P Almeida, Ivan Kassal, Jacob D Biamonte, Masoud Mohseni, Ben J Powell, Marco Barbieri, et al. Towards quantum chemistry on a quantum computer. Nature Chemistry, 2(2):106–111, 2010.
  12. James Daniel Whitfield, Cesár A. Rodriguez-Rosario, and Alán Aspuru- Guzik. Quantum stochastic walks: A generalization of classical random walks and quantum walks. Physical Review A, 81(2):022323, 2010.
  13. Man-Hong Yung, Daniel Nagaj, James Daniel Whitfield, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik. Simulation of classical thermal states on a quantum computer: A transfer-matrix approach. Physical Review A, 82(6):060302, 2010.


Ph.D. Chemical Physics - Harvard University
A.M. Chemistry - Harvard University
B.S. Chemistry and Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude - Morehouse College

Vienna Center for Quantum Science - Postdoctoral Fellow, Verstraete Group
Columbia University/NEC Laboratories - Postdoctoral Fellow

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