Dr. Javier Prior

Short Summary

Full name: Dr. Javier Prior Arce

Current position: Lecturer in the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

Head of the group: Quantum Many Body Systems (UPCT)

Field: Theoretical Physics

Editor of Scientific Report

Personal web, javierprior.upct.es

Specialization: Spin disordered systems, dynamical simulation of quantum many-body systems, transport of energy in light-harvesting complexes systems

Contact Details

Email: Javier.Prior@upct.es

Telephone:+34868071230

Address: Departamento de física aplicada

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 30203 Cartagena

Research Interests

  • Spin disordered systems
  • Dynamical simulation of quantum many-body systems
  • Open quantum systems
  • Quantum effects in biology
  • Conjugated polimers

Academic Carreer

03/2009-present        Lecturer in the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain.

01/2010-present         Academic Visitor Univerität Ulm, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Germany.

06/2009-01/2010      Academic Visitor Imperial College, Institute for Mathematical Sciences , London, United Kingdom.

04/2007-03/2009      Post-Doc in Atomic and Laser Physics Department, Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

06/2006-04/2007      Post-Doc in Condensed matter, Departamento de física, CIOyN, Universidad de Murcia, Spain.

01/2003-06/2006       DPhil in Condensed matter, Departamento de fisica, Universidad de Murcia, Spain.

09/2002-12/2002       Becario investigación, Instituto de Ciencias de los Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Spain.

Selected Recent Publications

  • J Lim, D Paleček, F Caycedo-Soler, CN Lincoln, J Prior, H von Berlepsch, Susana F. Huelga Martin B. Plenio, Donatas Zigmantas & Jurgen Hauer. Vibronic origin of long-lived coherence in an artificial molecular light harvester, Nature comm. (2015).
  • A. Chin, J. Prior, R. Rosenbach, F. Caycedo-Soler, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio, The Role of non-equilibrium vibrational structures in electronic coherence and recoherence in pigment-protein complexesNature Phys. 9, 113-118 (2013).
  • J. Almeida, J. Prior and M.B. Plenio, Computation of Two-Dimensional spectra assisted by compressed Sampling, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3(18), 2692-2696 (2012).
  • Javier Prior, Alex Chin, Susana F. Huelga and Martin B. Plenio, Efficient Simulation of Strong System-Environment Interactions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 050404 (2010).

Full list of Publications

  • J Lim, D Paleček, F Caycedo-Soler, CN Lincoln, J Prior, H von Berlepsch, Susana F. Huelga Martin B. Plenio, Donatas Zigmantas & Jurgen Hauer, vibronic origin of long-lived coherence in an artificial molecular light harvester, Nature comm. (2015).
  • S Oviedo-Casado, J Prior, AW Chin, R Rosenbach, SF Huelga, MB Plenio, Phase dependent exciton transport and energy harvesting from thermal environments,  arXiv:1506.08151 (2015).
  • MT Mitchison, MP Woods, J Prior, M Huber, Coherence-assisted single-shot cooling by quantum absorption refrigerators, arXiv:1504.01593 (2015).
  • Y Yao, N Zhou, J Prior, Y Zhao, Symmetry and explicit making of the critical phase in two-bath spin boson model, arXiv:1501.05061 (2015).
  • J Molina-Vilaplana, J Prior, Entanglement, tensor networks and black hole horizons.   General Relativity and Gravitation 46 (11), 1-23 (2014).
  • J.J. Mendoza-Arenas, M.T. Michison, S.R.Clark, J. Prior, D. Jaksch and M.B. Plenio, Transport enhancement from incoherent coupling between one-dimensional quantum conductors, New Journal of Physics 16 (5), 053016 (2014).
  • M. Pino, M. Ortuño, A.M. Somoza and J. Prior, Locating the many-body transition via the von Newmann entropy,AIP 
    (2014).
  • J. Prior, E. Castro, A. Chin, J. Almeida, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio, Wavelet analysis of molecular dynamics: Efficient extraction of time-frequency information in ultrafast optical processes, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 224103 (2013). arXiv:1308.4620.
  • A. Chin, J. Prior, R. Rosenbach, F. Caycedo-Soler, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio, The Role of non-equilibrium vibrational structures in electronic coherence and recoherence in pigment-protein complexesNature Phys. 9, 113-118 (2013).
  • J. Prior, I. De Vega, A.W. Chin, S.F. Huelga and M.B. Plenio, Quantum dynamics in photonic crystalsPhy. Rev. A 87, 013428 (2013).
  • J. Almeida, J. Prior and M.B. Plenio, Computation of Two-Dimensional spectra assisted by compressed Sampling, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3(18), 2692-2696 (2012).
  • M. Pino, J. Prior and S.R. Clark, Capturing the re-entrant behavior of one-dimensional Bose-Hubbard model, Physica status solidi (b) 10.1002/pssb.201248308 (2012).
  • M. Pino, J. Prior, A.M. Somoza, D. Jaksch and S.R. Clark, Reentrance and entanglement in the one-dimensional Bose-Hubbard model, Physical Review A 86, 023631 (2012).
  • Alex Chin, Javier Prior, Susana F. Huelga and Martin B. Plenio. A variational description of the quantum phase transition in the sub-Ohmic spin-boson model, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 160601 (2011).
  • Javier Prior, Alex Chin, Susana F. Huelga and Martin B. Plenio, Efficient Simulation of Strong System-Environment Interactions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 050404 (2010).
  • S.R. Clark, J. Prior, M. J. Hartmann, D. Jaksch and M. B. Plenio, Exact matrix product solutions in the Heisenberg picture of an open quantum spin chain, New J. Phys. 12, 025005 (2010).
  • A.M. Somoza, J. Prior, M. Ortuño and I.V. Lerner, Crossover from diffusive to strongly localized regime in two-dimensional systems, Physical review B 80, 212201 (2009).
  • J. Prior, A.M. Somoza and M. Ortuno, Conductance distribution in two-dimensional localized systems with and without magnetic fields, Eur. Phys. J. B 70, 513 (2009).
  • M. J. Hartmann, J. Prior, S.R. Clark and M. B. Plenio, Density Matrix Renormalization Group in the Heisenberg Picture, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 057202 (2009).
  • A.M. Somoza, M. Ortuno and J. Prior, Universal Distribution Functions in Two-Dimensional Localized Systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 116602 (2007).
  • J. Prior, A.M. Somoza and M. Ortuno, Conductance fluctuations and corrections to the localization length in two-dimensional localized systems, Phys. stat. sol. (b) 243, 395 (2006).
  • A.M. Somoza, J. Prior and M. Ortuno, Conductance fluctuations in the localized regime: Numerical study in disordered noninteracting systems, Phys. Rev. B 73, 184201 (2006).
  • A.M. Somoza, M. Ortuno and J. Prior, Quantum fluctuations effects in hopping, EuroPhysics Letters 70, 659 (2005).
  • J. Prior, A.M. Somoza and M. Ortuno, Conductance fluctuations and single-parameter scaling in two-dimensional disordered systems, Phys. Rev. B 72, 024206 (2005).
  • M. Ortuno, A.M. Somoza and J. Prior, Conductance fluctuations in one- and two-dimensional localized systems, Phys. stat. sol. (b) 241, 2148 (2004).
  • J. Prior, A.M. Somoza and M. Ortuño, Quantum effects in Motts variable-range hopping, Physica status solidi (c) 1, 136 (2004).
  • J. Prior, M. Ortuño and A.M. Somoza, Variable-range hopping in one-dimensional systems, Nato Science Series, 295, (2004).

Patents