Faculty & Staff

Adolfo del Campo, PhD

Associate Professor of Physics, College of Science and Mathematics


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Additional Information

Areas of Expertise

Quantum Non-Equilibrium Dynamics,  Quantum Technology, Quantum Simulation, Critical Systems and Topological Defects, Ultracold Atoms and Trapped Ions, Foundations of Quantum Physics



PhD, University of the Basque Country

Professional Publications & Contributions

J. Sonner, A. del Campo, W. H. Zurek, “Universal far-from equilibrium dynamics of a holographic superconductor,” Nature Communications 6, 7406 (2015).

A. del Campo, “A colloidal test bed for universal dynamics of phase transitions”, PNAS 112, 6780 (2015).


R. Di Candia, J. S. Pedernales, A. del Campo, E. Solano, J. Casanova, “Quantum simulation of dissipative processes without reservoir engineering”, Sci. Rep. 5, 9981 (2015).


A. del Campo,  M. Olshanii, G. Astrakharchik, “Marvin Denham Girardeau” , Physics Today 68, 64 (2015).


A. del Campo and K. Sengupta, “Controlling the quantum critical dynamics of isolated systems”, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 224, 189 (2015).


H. L. Partner, R. Nigmatullin, T. Burgermeister, J. Keller, K. Pyka, M. B. Plenio, A. Retzker, W. H. Zurek, A. del Campo, T. E. Mehlstäubler, “Structural phase transitions and topological defects in ion Coulomb crystals”, Physica B 460, 114 (2014).


H. Saberi, T. Opatrný, K.  Mølmer, A. del Campo, “Adiabatic tracking of quantum many-body dynamics”, Phys. Rev. A 90, 060301(R) (2014).


A. del Campo, J. Goold, M. Paternostro, “More bang for your buck: Towards super-adiabatic quantum engines”, Sci. Rep. 4, 6208 (2014).


S. Masuda, K. Nakamura, A. del Campo, “High-fidelity rapid ground-state loading of an ultracold gas into an optical lattice” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 063003 (2014). 


A. Ruiz, D. Alonso, M. B. Plenio, A. del Campo, “Tuning heat transport in trapped-ion chains across a structural phase transition”, Phys. Rev. B 89, 214305 (2014).


 A. del Campo, M. G. Boshier, A. Saxena, “Bent waveguides for matter-waves: supersymmetric potentials and reflectionless geometries”, Sci. Rep. 4, 5274 (2014).


S. Deffner, C. Jarzynski, A. del Campo, “Classical and quantum shortcuts to adiabaticity for scale-invariant driving”, Phys. Rev. X 4, 021013 (2014).


A. del Campo, W. H. Zurek, “Universality of phase transition dynamics: topological defects from symmetry breaking”, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 29, 1430018 (2014).  


A. del Campo, “Shortcuts to adiabaticity by counter-diabatic driving”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 100502 (2013).


 K. Pyka, J. Keller, H. L. Partner, R. Nigmatullin, T. Burgermeister, D. M. Meier, K. Kuhlmann, A. Retzker, M. B. Plenio, W.H. Zurek, A. del Campo, T. E. Mehlstäubler, “Topological defect formation and spontaneous symmetry breaking in ion Coulomb crystals”, Nat. Commun. 4, 2291 (2013).  


E. Torrontegui, S. Ibáñez, S. Martínez-Garaot, M. Modugno, A. del Campo, D. Guéry-Odelin, A. Ruschhaupt, X. Chen, J. G. Muga, “ Shortcuts to adiabaticity”, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 62, 117-169 (2013).  


 A. del Campo, T. W. B. Kibble, W. H. Zurek, “Causality and non-equilibrium second-order phase transitions in inhomogeneous systems”,   J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25, 404210 (2013).


A. del Campo, I. L. Egusquiza, M. B. Plenio, S. F. Huelga,  “Quantum speed limits in open system dynamics”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 050403 (2013).


A. del Campo, M. M. Rams, W. H. Zurek, “Assisted finite-rate adiabatic passage across a quantum critical point: Exact solution for the quantum Ising model”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 115703 (2012).