I’m a Physics PhD candidate at Duke University, working as a theorist in Brown Lab. I finished my undergrad in Stanford University.

I am excited about building quantum computers and the physics behind it! My research interest is in quantum control, quantum error correction, and quantum simulation.

Besides physics, I enjoy stand-up comedy and basketball (GSW back to CHAMPS!!).

Email: mingyu.kang@duke.edu


Published Journal Articles

[6] MK, W.C. Campbell, and K.R. Brown, Quantum Error Correction with Metastable States of Trapped Ions Using Erasure Conversion, PRX Quantum 4, 020358 (2023) arXiv:2210.15024
[5] K. Sun, C. Fang, MK, Z. Zhang, P. Zhang, D.N. Beratan, K.R. Brown, and J. Kim, Quantum Simulation of Polarized Light-Induced Electron Transfer with a Trapped-Ion Qutrit System, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 14, 6071-6077 (2023) arXiv:2304.12247
[4] Z. Jia, S. Huang, MK, K. Sun, R.F. Spivey, J. Kim, and K.R. Brown, Angle-robust Two-Qubit Gates in a Linear Ion Crystal, Phys. Rev. A 107, 032617 (2023) arXiv:2210.04814
[3] MK, Q. Liang, M. Li, and Y. Nam, Efficient Motional-Mode Characterization for High-Fidelity Trapped-Ion Quantum Computing, Quantum Sci. Technol. 8, 024002 (2023) arXiv:2206.04212
[2] MK, Y. Wang, C. Fang, B. Zhang, O. Khosravani, J. Kim, and K.R. Brown, Designing Filter Functions of Frequency-Modulated Pulses for High-Fidelity Two-Qubit Gates in Ion Chains, Phys. Rev. Applied 19, 014014 (2023) arXiv:2206.10850
[1] MK, Q. Liang, B. Zhang, S. Huang, Y. Wang, C. Fang, J. Kim, and K.R. Brown, Batch Optimization of Frequency-Modulated Pulses for Robust Two-qubit Gates in Ion Chains, Phys. Rev. Applied 16, 024039 (2021) arXiv:2104.06887



[2] Q. Liang, MK, M. Li, and Y. Nam, Pulse optimization for high-precision motional-mode characterization in trapped-ion quantum computers, arXiv:2307.15841 (2023)
[1] MK, K.T. Liu, S.N. Chowdhury, J.L. Yuly, K. Sun, J. Whitlow, J. Valdiviezo, Z. Zhang, P. Zhang, D.N. Beratan, K.R. Brown, Trapped-ion quantum simulations for condensed-phase chemical dynamics: seeking a quantum advantage, arXiv:2305.03156 (2023)