Imperial College London

Dr Jessica Eastman

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Research Associate







6M44Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






I am a post-doctoral researcher working under the supervision of Dr Eva Maria Graefe in the mathematical physics group. My research background is in theoretical quantum physics. My PhD was completed at the Australian National University in the emergence of chaos in continuously monitored open quantum systems.

My previous research has been in the following areas: Quantum chaos, quantum control, quantum measurement, quantum optics, atom optics, quantum information and cold atom physics.

My current research is on the quantum-classical correspondence and dynamics of non hermitian open quantum systems with classically chaotic counterparts. This research specifically focuses on the case of parity-time (PT) symmetry in quantum chaotic systems such as the quantum Billiard. 

I am also currently interested in the connections between quantum chaos, quantum information and metrology and the role that measurement has to play in shaping the dynamical behaviour of open quantum systems.

I am currently a co-organiser for the mathematical physics seminars.

I am also a committee member for the Mary Lister McCammon summer research fellowship. 

I strongly advocate for outreach and science communication and giving a voice to people from underrepresented communities. I identify as a member of the LGBTQ community. 

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Eastman JK, Szigeti SS, Hope JJ, et al., 2019, Controlling chaos in the quantum regime using adaptive measurements, Physical Review A, Vol:99, ISSN:2469-9926

Eastman JK, Hope JJ, Carvalho ARR, 2017, Tuning quantum measurements to control chaos, Scientific Reports, Vol:7

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