Francisco Machado

ITAMP Fellow | Harvard University

Francisco Machado | ITAMP Fellow Harvard University

Hello! 👋

My name is Francisco Machado and I am a theoretical physicist working at the intersection of atomic physics and condensed matter.

Originally from Portugal, Physics has taken me through many places:

See research for an overview of my research interests and publications (or below) for a complete list of my publications.

To contact me: fmachado at cfa dot harvard dot edu


  1. Universal Kardar-Parisi-Zhang dynamics in integrable quantum systems
    Bingtian Ye, Francisco Machado, Jack Kemp, Ross B. Hutson, Norman Y. Yao

  2. An absolutely stable open time crystal
    Quntao Zhuang, Francisco Machado, Norman Y. Yao, Michael P. Zaletel

  3. Probing many-body noise in a strongly interacting two-dimensional dipolar spin system
    Emily J. Davis, Bingtian Ye, Francisco Machado, Simon A. Meynell, Thomas Mittiga, William Schenken, Maxime Joos, Bryce Kobrin, Yuanqi Lyu, Dolev Bluvstein, Soonwon Choi, Chong Zu, Ania C. Bleszynski Jayich, Norman Y. Yao

Published work

  1. Quantum gas microscopy of Kardar-Parisi-Zhang superdiffusion
    David Wei, Antonio Rubio-Abadal, Bingtian Ye, Francisco Machado, Jack Kemp, Kritsana Srakaew, Simon Hollerith, Jun Rui, Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Norman Y. Yao, Immanuel Bloch, Johannes Zeiher
    Science (2022) -- arXiv:2107.00038

  2. Observation of a many-body-localized discrete time crystal with a programmable spin-based quantum simulator
    Joe Randall, Conor E. Bradley, Floris van der Gronden, Asier Galicia, Mohamed H. Abobeih, Matthew Markham, Dan J. Twitchen, Francisco Machado, Norman Y. Yao, Tim H. Taminiau
    Science (2021) -- arXiv:2107.00736

  3. Emergent hydrodynamics in a strongly interacting dipolar spin ensemble
    Chong Zu, Francisco Machado, Bingtian Ye, Soonwon Choi, Bryce Kobrin, Thomas Mittiga, Satcher Hsieh, Prabudhya Bhattacharyya, Matthew Markham, Dan Twitchen, Andrey Jarmola, Dmitry Budker, Chris R. Laumann, Joel E. Moore, Norman Y. Yao
    Nature (2021) -- arXiv:2104.07678

  4. Floquet Phases of Matter via Classical Prethermalization
    Bingtian Ye, Francisco Machado, Norman Y. Yao
    PRL (2021) -- arXiv:2104.13927

  5. Observation of a prethermal time crystal
    Antonis Kyprianidis, Francisco Machado, William Morong, Patrick Becker, Kate S. Collins, Dominic V. Else, Lei Feng, Paul W. Hess, Chetan Nayak, Guido Pagano, Norman Y. Yao, Christopher Monroe,
    Science (2021) -- arXiv:2102.01695

  6. Emergent ergodicity at the transition between many-body localized phases
    Rahul Sahay, Francisco Machado, Bingtian Ye, Chris R. Laumann, Norman Y. Yao
    PRL (2021) -- arXiv:2008.08585

  7. Long-Range Prethermal Phases of Nonequilibrium Matter
    Francisco Machado, Dominic V. Else, Gregory D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, Chetan Nayak, Norman Y. Yao
    PRX (2020) -- arXiv:1908.07530

  8. Emergent hydrodynamics in Floquet quantum systems
    Bingtian Ye, Francisco Machado, Christopher David White, Roger S. K. Mong, Norman Y. Yao
    PRL (2020) -- arXiv:1902.01859

  9. Imaging stress and magnetism at high pressures using a nanoscale quantum sensor
    S. Hsieh, P. Bhattacharyya, C. Zu, T. Mittiga, T. J. Smart, Francisco Machado, B. Kobrin, T. O. Höhn, N. Z. Rui, M. Kamrani, S. Chatterjee, S. Choi, M. Zaletel, V. V. Struzhkin, J. E. Moore, V. I. Levitas, R. Jeanloz, N. Y. Yao
    Science (2019) -- arXiv:1812.08796

  10. An improved Lieb-Robinson bound for many-body Hamiltonians with power-law interactions
    Dominic V. Else, Francisco Machado, Chetan Nayak, Norman Y. Yao
    PRA (2020) -- arXiv:1809.06369

  11. Imaging the local charge environment of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond
    Thomas Mittiga, Satcher Hsieh, Chong Zu, Bryce Kobrin, Francisco Machado, Prabudhya Bhattacharyya, Nicholas Rui, Andrey Jarmola, Soonwon Choi, Dmitry Budker, Norman Y. Yao
    PRL (2018) -- arXiv:1809.01668

  12. Exponentially Slow Heating in Short and Long-range Interacting Floquet Systems
    Francisco Machado, Gregory D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, Dominic V. Else, Chetan Nayak, Norman Y. Yao
    PR Research (2019) -- arXiv:1708.01620

  13. Shaping Polaritons to Reshape Selection Rules
    Francisco Machado, Nicholas Rivera, Hrvoje Buljan, Marin Soljačić, Ido Kaminer
    ACS Photonics (2018) -- arXiv:1610.01668

  14. An analysis of the evolving comoving number density of galaxies in hydrodynamical simulations
    Paul Torrey, Sarah Wellons, Francisco Machado, Brendan Griffen, Dylan Nelson, Vicente Rodriguez-Gomez, Ryan McKinnon, Annalisa Pillepich, Chung-Pei Ma, Mark Vogelsberger, Volker Springel, and Lars Hernquist
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2015)

These authors contributed equally to the work.