Namit Anand


I'm a Postdoctoral Researcher working in quantum information theory and quantum computation at the Quantum and AI Lab (QuAIL) at NASA Ames Research Center and KBR.

I received my PhD in Physics from the University of Southern California (USC) under the (wonderful) supervision of Paolo Zanardi. My coadvisors were Todd Brun and Aaron Lauda. Before that, I received my Integrated Master of Science (BS-MS) in Physics from the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER).

Research interests

Application of quantum information-theoretic tools to many-body theory (specifically, information scrambling, quantum chaos, and many-body localization), quantum resource theories (specifically, quantum coherence and entanglement), open quantum systems and non-Markovian processes, quantifying the role of coherence and entanglement in quantum algorithms, and simulating many-body phenomena on NISQ-devices.


July 11, 2022 Officially started fulltime at NASA QuAIL @ Ames Research Center and KBR.
April 29, 2022 Defended my PhD thesis work on "Quantum information-theoretic aspects of chaos, localization, and scrambling".