Tarek Ahmed Elsayed

Ahmed Elsayed

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics


Brief Biography

Tarek Elsayed is an assistant professor of physics at the School of Sciences and Engineering at The American University in Cairo. He received his BSc in electronics engineering from Cairo University in 2003 and his PhD in Physics from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 2013. Afterward, he did postdoctoral research at the University of Heidelberg and Aarhus University in Denmark. Prior to joining AUC, he taught at the University of Science and Technology in Zewail City and Modern Science and Arts University. 
Elsayed conducted research in various areas in theoretical physics such as quantum optics, quantum chaos, quantum information, nuclear magnetic resonance, cold atom physics, many-body computational physics, and physics education. He has a special interest in probing the behavior of quantum systems by running number-crunching experiments on supercomputers. His research has been published in various international journals such as Physical Review letters, Physical review (A, B, E), and scientific reports. 

  • 1- T. A. Elsayed, Lars B. Madsen and Klaus Moelmer, Entangled Quantum Dynamics of Many-Body Systems using Bohmian Trajectories, Scientific Reports, 8, 12704 (2018).

    2- T. A. Elsayed and Alexej Streltsov, Probing quantum states with momentum boosts, Phys. Rev. A 98, 013618 (2018).

    3- T. A. Elsayed, BV Fine, Sensitivity to small perturbations in systems of large quantum spins, Physica Scripta  T165, 014011 (2015)

    4- T. A. Elsayed and B. V. Fine, Effectiveness of classical spin simulations for describing NMR relaxation of quantum spins, Phys. Rev. B 91, 094424 (2015).

    5- B. V. Fine, T. A. Elsayed, C. M. Kropf, A. S. de Wijn, Absence of exponential sensitivity to small perturbations in nonintegrable systems of spins 1/2,
    Phys. Rev. E 89, 012923 (2014).

    6- T. Elsayed and B. Fine, Regression relation for pure quantum states and its implications for efficient computing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 070404 (2013).

Research Interest
  • Quantum information and quantum computing.
  • Dynamics of many-body quantum systems, e.g., cold atoms in optical lattices, quantum spin systems, ..etc.
  • Novel numerical techniques in many-body quantum mechanics.
  • Foundations of quantum mechanics.
  • Quantum control and quantum chaos.
  • PhD in Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • MSc in Physics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Bachelor of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Cairo University