Imperial College London

Professor Myungshik Kim

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Chair in Theoretical Quantum Information Sciences



+44 (0)20 7594




1202Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





Myungshik works on quantum optics and quantum information theory. He has been at various places including Sogang University, Essex University, Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and Queen's University Belfast.

He is proud of his master's degree in business administration not necessarily because it is useful though.

He was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2009.

Alumni of his group include Jinhyoung Lee (Hanyang University), Hyunseok (Jacob) Jeong (Seoul National University: 2004 IoP QEP thesis prize winner), Mauro Paternostro (Queen's University Belfast), Wonmin Son (Sogang University), Mark Tame (Stellenbosch University), Carlo Di Franco, Daniel Ballester, Petr Marek (Palacky University; 2010 Votruba thesis prize winner), Elinor Irish (University of Southampton), Sean Springer (Royal Belfast Academical Institute), Marco Genoni (University of Milan), Tommaso Tufarelli (University of Nottingham), Leonardo Banchi (University of Florence), Vivishek Sudhir (MIT), Ebyung Park, Chris Ogden, Vignesh Venkataraman, Luca Rigovacca (McKinsey), Federico Armata (EasyJet), Doug Plato and Benjamin Yadin (Nottingham).

Some of them have been adventurous to go to bio/socio informatics research: Helen McAneny (Queen's University Belfast) and Derek Wilson (European Bioinformatics Institute).

He belongs to the Quantum Information Theory Group at Imperial College (webpage here).

He is involved in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Controlled Quantum Dynamics (webpage here).


QOLS, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, SW7 2BW, UK (webpage here)

Postal Address: Controlled Quantum Dynamics Group, Level 12 EEE, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK

telephone (in UK) 020 7594 7754 ; (international) 44 20 7594 7754




Investment with less risk? Interested in amplifying money under a noisy environment condition? You can find some basic materials in Myungshik's lecturenotes which may be a good starting point.

Would like to browse his quantum optics lecturenotes? Here.



Jin X-M, Kim MS, Smith BJ, 2019, Quantum photonics: feature introduction, Photonics Research, Vol:7, ISSN:2327-9125, Pages:QP1-QP2

Smith A, Kim MS, Pollmann F, et al., 2019, Simulating quantum many-body dynamics on a current digital quantum computer, Npj Quantum Information, Vol:5, ISSN:2056-6387, Pages:1-13

Aqua Z, Kim MS, Dayan B, 2019, Generation of optical Fock and W states with single-atom-based bright quantum scissors, Photonics Research, Vol:7, ISSN:2327-9125, Pages:A45-A45

Paige A, Yadin B, Kim M, 2019, Quantum correlations for anonymous metrology, Quantum, Vol:3, ISSN:2521-327X, Pages:1-14

Kwon H, Kim M, 2019, Fluctuation theorems for a quantum channel, Physical Review X, Vol:9, ISSN:2160-3308

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