Yvonne Y. GAO

PhD, MPhil, MSc Physics, Yale Unversity, USA (2018)
BA Physics (First Class Honours), Oxford University, England (2012)

Assistant Professor
Email : yvonne.gaoyuan@gmail.com

Current Research

  • Establish infrastructure to design, fabricate, and measure superconducting quantum circuits
  • Build modular quantum hardware for scalable quantum computing
  • Construct testbeds for quantum algorithms using superconducting circuits
  • Develop tailored quantum devices to study complex phenomena in condensed matter physics

Selected Publications

  1. Entanglement of Bosonic Modes through an Engineered Exchange Coupling, Nature vol. 566, no. 7745, pp. 509–512 (2019) - Yvonne Y. Gao, B. J. Lester, K. S. Chou, L. Frunzio, M. H. Devoret, Liang Jiang, S. M. Girvin, R. J. Schoelkopf

  2. Programmable interference between two microwave quantum memories, Phys. Rev. X 8, 021073 (2018). – Yvonne Y. Gao*, B. J. Lester*, Yaxing Zhang, Chen Wang, S. Rosenblum, Luigi Frunzio, Liang Jiang, S. M. Girvin, R. J. Schoelkopf

  3. A CNOT gate between multiphoton qubits encoded in two cavities, Nat Communications 9, 652 (2018) - S. Rosenblum∗ and Yvonne Y. Gao∗, Philip Reinhold, Chen Wang, Christopher Axline, Luigi Frunzio, Steven M Girvin, Liang Jiang, Mazyar Mirrahimi, Michel H. Devoret, Robert J. Schoelkopf

  4. A Schrödinger cat living in two boxes, Science Vol.352, Issue 6289 (2016) - C. Wang, Yvonne Y. Gao, P. Reinhold, R. W. Heeres, N. Ofek, K. Chou, C. Axline, M. Reagor, J. Blumoff, K. M. Sliwa, L. Frunzio, S. M. Girvin, L. Jiang, M. Mirrahimi, M. H. Devoret, R. J. Schoelkopf


  • C. Wang, Yvonne Y. Gao, et al., Techniques for manipulation of two-qubit quantum states and related systems and methods", U.S Patent No.16/068,405

  • Liang Jiang, S. M. Girvin, Yvonne Y. Gao, B. J. Lester, R. J. Schoelkopf, Robust quantum logic gates U.S Provisional Patent No. 62/613, 866

Honours and Awards

  • National Research Foundation Fellowship Class 2020
  • MIT Tech Review TR35 (Asia Pacific)
  • National Science Scholarship (Undergraduate & Ph.D)

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