ABOUT
I am a PhD student at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT cosupervised by Isaac Chuang and Aram Harrow. Previously, I was an undergraduate at Caltech. I'm interested in quantum computing, machine learning, and gravity.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
See my CV for a full list of publications. (* indicates equal contribution)

Hamiltonian simulation for lowenergy states with optimal time dependence.
A. Zlokapa and R. Somma, arXiv:2404.03644 [quantph], 2024. 
Bayesian interpolation with deep linear networks.
B. Hanin* and A. Zlokapa*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2023, 120 (23) e2301345120. (arXiv:2212.14457 [stat]) 
Traversable wormhole dynamics on a quantum processor.
D. Jafferis*, A. Zlokapa*, J. Lykken, D. Kolchmeyer, S. Davis, N. Lauk, H. Neven, and M. Spiropulu, Nature, 2022, 612 51. 
Entangling quantum generative adversarial networks.
M. Niu*, A. Zlokapa*, M. Broughton, M. Mohseni, V. Smelyanskyi, and H. Neven, Physical Review Letters, 2022, 128 (22) 220505. (arXiv:2105.00080 [quantph]) 
Biological error correction codes generate faulttolerant neural networks.
A. Zlokapa, A. K. Tan, J. M. Martyn, M. Tegmark, and I. L. Chuang, arXiv:2202.12887 [cs], 2021.
AWARDS
 Hertz Fellow
 DoD NDSEG Fellow
 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
 Richard Feynman Prize in Theoretical Physics (Caltech)
MISCELLANEOUS
INFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Not to be confused with Kartik Chandra's superior compilation of frequently asked questions. Credit goes to Sterl Phinney and Rob Phillips for teaching me to believe in spherical cows.
How tall is the flame of a candle? What is the pitch of squeaking chalk? How old is the solar system, according to a boiled potato? How far can you shout upwind? From how high do you have to drop a deck of cards to shuffle it? How much darker is the edge of a coffee stain than its center? How tall is the tallest possible mountain, according to the Bohr model? How many frogs surfed down the Congo River and inhabited distant islands?