Jean-Gabriel HARTMANN

Jean-Gabriel HARTMANN

PhD student in co-supervision, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 69Office: 2206

I am interested in quantum information processing (QIP) using higher dimensional, qudit, states obtained from the hyperfine structure of lanthanide group atoms embedded within single molecule magnet (SMM) systems. These SMMs are promising candidates for quantum computing due to the large addressable Hilbert space of certain lanthanide atoms, coupled with the strong environmental isolation provided by the molecular complexes. The purpose of this research is to further develop the QIP capabilities of these systems for applications in quantum computing. Through this research, I aim to develop my theoretical and computational expertise within the field of quantum information and technology.

Current Research

Hilbert Space Engineering of Nuclear Spin Qudits

Research Background

2020 – present:

PhD Thesis | IPCMS | Department of Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics |
Quantum Dynamics of Nano-Objects Group

Supervisor: Prof. Paul-Antoine Hervieux
Prof. Dr. Mario Ruben

2018 – 2020:

MSc Thesis | University of Cape Town | Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics | Laboratory for Quantum Gravity and String Theory
Supervisor: Prof. Jeff Murugan
Co-supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Shock

2015 – 2016:

BEng Internship | Nelson Mandela University | eNtsa Technology Innovation Station | Systems and Controls Group
Supervisor: Dr. Etienne Phillips

Academic Background

2018 – 2020:

MSc Applied Mathematics | University of Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa

2011 – 2015:

BEng Mechatronics | Nelson Mandela University (formerly Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) | Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), South Africa

2008 – 2009:

BSc Honours Mathematical and Theoretical Physics | University of Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa

2006 – 2008:

BSc Physics and Applied Mathematics | University of Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa


High School Diploma | Theodor Herzl High School | Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), South Africa

Dissemination Activities

Poster Presentations


NCCR QCQT QUSTEC Summer School 2021 | 14/09 – 17/09/2021 | Engelberg, Switzerland


Ecole Joliot-Curie 2021 “The interplay between atomic electrons and the nucleus: traps, lasers and spectroscopy” | 03/10 – 08/10/2021 | Oléron, France