Anil Shaji
I was born and brought up in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. After finishing B.Sc. (Physics) from University College Thiruvananthapuram, l obtained my M.Sc. in Physics from IIT-Madras. I did my Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Austin with prof. E. C. G. Sudarshan on open quantum systems and quantum information. I was a postdoc at the University of New Mexico, working in the information physics group with Prof. Carlton M. Caves. I took up an assistant professor position at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Thirvananthapuram (IISER TVM) in June 2009.
Contact
School of Physics
IISER - TVM
CET Campus
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala,
India 695010
Email
Education
Ph.D - University of Texas, Austin
M.Sc. - IIT Madras
B. Sc. - University of Kerala
Research interests
Quantum information theory
Open quantum dynamics
Quantum limited measurements
Statistical Physics
Molecular energy transfer
Patterns in plants
Foundations of Quantum mechanics
Teaching
PHY 211: Quantum mechanics (2009)
PHY 112: Electromagnetism (2010, 2013)
PHY 312: Classical mechanics (2010, 2012)
PHY 322: STR & EM Theory (2011)
PHY 612: Mathematical Methods (2011)
PHY 313: Quantum Mechanics 2 (2011)
PHY 311: Mathematical Methods (2011)
PHY 422: Atomic & Molecular Physics (2012)
PHY 4105: Quantum Information Theory
My links
QI research groups
California Institute of Technology
University of Southern California
Other useful links
Personal Information
The common theme that ties together my research is the exploration of the different perspective on natural phenomena furnished by quantum information theory with the aim of gaining new insight into them. I choose to take the perspective provided by information theory in studying physical phenomena because I believe that information, quantified in a suitable form, has an important role – perhaps as important as that of energy and momentum – in
understanding the natural world. In my view ideas from information theory, fundamentals of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics and other fields have to all come together to construct a comprehensive understanding of quantum information dynamics.
As part of this larger program, my current research focus includes investigating the fundamental and practical limits on the measurement precision in quantum metrology. I am also working on some aspects of open quantum dynamics. The quantification and understanding of non-classical correlations in quantum states including but not limited to entanglement is another one of my research projects. The spin-statistics connection, the quantum Zeno effect and quantum entanglement in continuous variable systems are some of the topics I have previously worked on and am interested in pursuing further.
You can find a detailed description of my research interests in PDF format here.
Research Interests