Aaron Wirthwein

Lecturer
Email wirthwei@usc.edu Office SHS 370

Education

  • BA Physics, BA Mathematics – , Wabash College, 2017
  • Study Abroad – , University College London, 2015
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    I am generally interested in the theory of open quantum systems and more recently, the study of dynamical phase transitions in quantum systems out of equilibrium. As we seek to improve emerging quantum technologies, a proper understanding of quantum information theory, as well as many-body open quantum systems in particular, is becoming increasingly important. I am also interested in the application of computational methods to the study of many-body quantum physics and the development of algorithms aimed at simulating large-scale dissipative dynamics.

    • (Fall 2022) GESM 150. Seminar in the Physical Sciences, TTh 12:30pm – 01:50pm, OFFICE
    • (Fall 2022) GESM 150. Seminar in the Physical Sciences, TTh 02:00pm – 03:20pm, OFFICE
    • (Fall 2022) PHYS 135a. Physics for the Life Sciences, TTh 08:30am – 09:50am, SLH100
    • (Spring 2023) GESM 150. Seminar in the Physical Sciences, TTh 09:30am – 10:50am, CPA205
    • (Spring 2023) GESM 150. Seminar in the Physical Sciences, TTh 11:00am – 12:20pm, CPA205
    • (Spring 2023) GESM 150. Seminar in the Physical Sciences, TTh 02:00pm – 03:20pm, CPA158
  • Journal Article

    • Zhang, Y., Wirthwein, A. J., Alharbi, F. H., Engel, G. S., Kais, S. (2016). Dark states enhance photocell power via phononic dissipation. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.. (18), pp. 31845-31849. Web Link