Vartan Martikyan, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Vartan Martikyan, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté


I was born on the 19th of June, 1994 in Yerevan, Armenia. After receiving my physics bachelor degree from Yerevan State University I continued studying physics at the chair of theoretical physics for one year. The topic of my dissertation was related to some applications of quantum scattering theory. My theoretical research concerned the diffraction of neutrons at periodic structures under the influence of electromagnetic fields. Then I received a master degree from the University of Burgundy where I worked as an intern on optimal control of springs. Currently I am a Ph. D student at the University of Burgundy. Under the supervision of Pr. D. Sugny I have been working on optimal control theory and its applications in magnetic resonance and ion cyclotron resonance. Both geometric and numerical aspects of control theory are interesting to me. Despite optimal control I also use shortuct to adiabaticity (STA) techniques. Since I use different techniques it is important to compare their relative advantages in different dynamical systems as I and my team have already done for shortcut to adiabaticity (STA) and optimal control theory (OCT) techniques in a linear dynamical system. For the practical applications of my theoretical studies e.g. in NMR I collaborate with experimenters of the QuSCo family.


  • Martikyan, D. Guéry-Odelin, D. Sugny, “A comparison between optimal control and shortcut to adiabaticity protocols in a linear control system”, Phys. Rev. Applied 10, 044030 (2019) arXiv 1910.10613
  • A. Diaz V., V. Martikyan, S. J. Glaser, D. Sugny, “Purity speed limit of open quantum systems from magic subspaces”, (2020) arXiv 2005.14594
  • Martikyan, A. Devra, D. Guéry-Odelin, S. Glaser, D. Sugny “Robust control of an ensemble of springs: Application to Ion Cyclotron Resonance and two-level Quantum Systems” arXiv:2007.08402

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