Mile Gu: Foundations of Complex Systems

Mile Gu is New Zealand physicist conducting research on interfacing aspects of quantum and complexity science.


Gu obtained a PhD in quantum computing at the University of Queensland, where he pioneered analytical evidence of emergence – the idea that certain properties of macroscopic systems cannot be computed directly from microscopic laws. Gu then conducted research at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, where his work in identifying quantum resources beyond entanglement was named research highlight of the month at the National University of Singapore. Gu subsequently joined the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences at Tsinghua University under the China One Thousand Talents Program. His other notable scientific contributions include joint connecting quantum complexity to paths of free fall in general relativity, and identifying quantum phases with different computational power and joint proposal of a new model of quantum computation that is now employed to build ultra-large entangled states of light.

In 2016, Gu returned to Singapore as a National Research Foundation Fellow, and works jointly at the Complexity Institute and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, and the Centre for Quantum Technologies.

He currently heads the quantum and complexity science initiative - which seeks to explore how complexity science generalizes in a quantum world.

Published by  UvA Institute for Advanced Study

24 July 2017