Faculty Profile

Dr. Adam Zaman Chaudhry

Assistant Professor

Department Of Physics

Dr. Chaudhry obtained his PhD in Physics from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2013 and continued working there as a post-doctoral fellow before joining LUMS in August 2014. His research focuses on harnessing the power of realistic quantum systems.

What are these `realistic’ quantum systems and why bother studying them? The fact is that although quantum mechanics is perhaps the most successful theory ever devised and has led to many technological breakthroughs such as transistors, lasers and magnetic resonance imaging, it has been realized that quantum mechanics can be harnessed to do much more - the possibilities are endless! For instance, the power of the quantum can be used for ultra-precise measurements, for unbreakable encryption in communication and even for making computers that will make a mockery of current supercomputers. Unfortunately, there is a major hurdle in the practical large-scale implementation of these new technologies - realistic quantum systems interact with their surroundings, thereby becoming classical, and no longer retain the quantum properties which make them so useful in the first place. Understanding the problem of such realistic ‘open’ quantum systems is thus a key problem in modern physics, with applications in quantum optics, chemical physics, condensed matter and nanotechnology, to name a few.

    • Article
      • Chaudhry, A. Z. .(2014). Utilizing nitrogen-vacancy centers to measure oscillating magnetic fields . Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics ,
      • Chaudhry, A. Z. Detecting the presence of weak magnetic fields using nitrogen-vacancy centers . Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics ,
      • Chaudhry, A. Z. Optimization of the environment for generating entanglement and spin squeezing . Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics ,
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Special Topics in Condensed Matter Physics Special Topics in Condensed Matter Physics 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Master's Thesis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Advanced Statistical Mechanics 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project II 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Statistical Mechanics 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Electricity and Magnetism 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Directed Research Project 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Directed Research Project 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Quantum Optics 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Advanced Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Mechanics 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Directed Research Project 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Condensed Matter Physics 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Quantum Mechanics - II 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Mechanics 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Directed Research Project 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Advanced Condensed Matter Physics 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Quantum Mechanics I 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Condensed Matter Physics 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Doctoral Thesis Research 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Quantum Optics 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics 1401