I’m a PhD student in the group of Prof. Dr. Christiane Koch, working on optimal control of quantum gates in open quantum systems.

### Publications

- Michael H. Goerz, Eli J. Halperin, Jon M. Aytac, Christiane P. Koch, and K. Birgitta Whaley,

Robustness of high-fidelity Rydberg gates with single-site addressability.

Submitted to New J. Phys.

arXiv: 1401.1985. - Henning A. Fürst, Michael H. Goerz, Ulrich G. Poschinger, Michael Murphy, Simone Montangero, Tommaso Calarco, Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Kilian Singer, and Christiane P. Koch,

Controlling the transport of an ion: Classical and quantum mechanical solutions.

Submitted to New J. Phys.

arXiv: 1312.4156. - Michael H. Goerz, Daniel M. Reich, and Christiane P. Koch,

Optimal control theory for a unitary operation under dissipative evolution

Submitted to New J. Phys.

arxiv: 1312.0111. - Michael H. Goerz, Tommaso Calarco, and Christiane P. Koch,

The quantum speed limit of optimal controlled phasegates for trapped neutral atoms.

Published in J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44 154011 (2011).

IOP Labtalk: Special issue: Vibrational motion limits speed of entangling two trapped atoms.

arXiv: 1103.6050. - Michał Tomza, Michael H. Goerz, Monica Musiał, Robert Moszyński, and Christiane P. Koch,

Optimal production of ultracold ground-state molecules: Stabilization employing potentials with ion-pair character and strong spin-orbit coupling..

Published in Phys. Rev. A 86, 043424 (2012).

arXiv: 1208.4331.

### Conference Contributions

- Jul 2013, QIPC “Quantum Information Processing and Communication International Conference”, Florence, Italy:

Efficient Optimization of Quantum Gates in the Presence of Decoherence (poster) - Jun 2013, 536th W.E. Heraeus Seminar “Optimal Control of Quantum Systems”, Bad Honeff, Germany:

Minimal Set of States for Optimizing Quantum Gates in Open Quantum Systems (invited talk) - Apr 2013, “New Trends in Complex Quantum System Dynamics”, Cartagena, Spain:

Optimal Control of Transmon Qubit Gates in the Presence of Decoherence (poster) - Nov 2012, 519th WE-Heraeus Seminar “Hybrid Quantum Systems”, Bad Honnef, Germany:

Optimal Control of Transmon Qubit Gates in the Presence of Decoherence (poster) - Feb 2012, AQUTE Winterschool on Quantum Information Processing, Obergurgl, Austria:

Optimal Control of Quantum Gates under Decoherence (poster) - Oct 2011, Engineering and Control of Quantum Systems Workshop:

Role of dissipation for optimal control of Rydberg Gates (poster) - Jul 2011, SUSSP67 Summer School “Quantum Information and Coherence”, Glasgow, UK:

Optimal Controlled Phasegates for Ultracold Atoms in an Optical Lattice at the Quantum Speed Limit (poster) - Mar 2011, DPG Spring Meeting, Dresden, Germany:

Optimal Controlled Phasegates for Trapped Neutral Atoms at the Quantum Speed Limit (talk) - Nov 2010, Cambridge Workshop on Algorithms for Quantum Control, Cambridge, UK:

Comparison of GRAPE/LBFGS and Krotov in a High-Dimensional Hilbert Space (talk) - Nov 2010, French-German Laser Colloquium, Berlin, Germany:

Optimal Controlled Phasegates for Ultracold Atoms in an Optical Lattice at the Quantum Speed Limit (poster) - Jun 2010, PRACQSYS 2010, Sønderborg, Denmark:

Implementation of a Controlled Phasegate for Ultracold Calcium Atoms Using Optimal Control (poster) - Mar 2009, DPG Spring Meeting:

Construction of a Fast Two-Qubit Gate for Ultracold Atoms Using Optimal Control (poster)

### Select Seminar Talks

- Dec 11, 2013: Optimal Control Theory for Quantum Gates with Rydberg Atoms and Superconducting Qubits under Dissipative Dynamics
- May 31, 2011: Optimal Controlled Phasegates for Trapped Neutral Atoms at the Quantum Speed Limit
- May 16, 2011: Chebychev Propagator for Inhomogeneous Schrödinger Equations
- Jun 8, 2010: Introduction to the GRAPE Algorithm
- Jan 11, 2010: Implementation of a Calcium Phasegate