Postdoc in quantum computing at the University of Konstanz, in the group of Guido Burkard.

Previously, I was a PhD candidate in theoretical physics at QuSoft and the University of Amsterdam, in the group of Jasper van Wezel.

My main research interest is the interface of many-body physics and quantum computation.

physics at kattemolle dot com

For a recent layman's introduction to quantum simulation, quantum computation, and the work in my thesis, see here here (English) or here (Dutch).

For an even broader introduction to quantum computation, see the pop-sci articles below. They were originally published in Dutch on www.quantumuniverse.nl. Machine translations, which are quite good, are available.

Deel I: Makkelijk of Moeilijk? | Part I: Easy or Hard? |

Deel II: Encryptie, bits en qubits | Part II: Encryption, bits and qubits |

Deel III: Echte qubits | Part III: Real qubits |

Zwarte gaten, deel 9: De Firewall-paradox | Black holes, part 9: The Firewall Paradox |

Our preprint on the "Variational quantum eigensolver for the Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice" is published in Phys. Rev. B 106, 214429 (2022). This work has been picked up by various news and science websites, such as engeneers online, emerce, pcactive, and those of QuSoft and the CWI. (01/02/2023)

Slides on 'Error correlations can improve the performance of VQAs' as presented at IBM Ehningen (arXiv:2207.10622) (20/10/2022)

Slides on the 'Noise resilience of QAOA against (un)correlated errors', as presented at the APS March meeting, 2022. (15/03/2022)

I defended my PhD thesis, entitled: 'Many-body physics meets quantum computation'. (15/07/2021)

I created the quantum emulator HeisenbergVQE, tailored to the emulation of Variational Quantum Eigensolvers for the Heisenberg model. (03/02/2021)

Quantum circuits in Python using nothing but Numpy. (08/05/2020)

Commutation relations cheat sheet. (26/02/2020)

Slides on 'Conditions for superdecoherence'. (13/11/2019)

Slides on 'Dynamical fidelity susceptibility of decoherence-free subspaces', as presented at YQIS, 2019. (27/09/2019)

Slides for my popular science talk at Pint of Science Utrecht (21/05/2019)

A note on notation in Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity (07/02/2019)

Poster on 'Dynamical fidelity susceptibility of decoherence-free subspaces' (PRA 99, 062340 (2019)) (21/08/2018)

I designed the logo for the research program 'scanning new horizons' (10/01/2018)

Short introduction to quantum computing (lecture notes) (07/11/2017)

Poster on 'Entangled Wavepackets in the Vacuum' (JHEP10(2017)092) (09/05/2017)

Sheet music: klein, klein Jezuken (In Dutch)

Bladmuziek voor enkele liedjes van Jules de Corte (In Dutch)