Author Archives: Gerardo Adesso

About Gerardo Adesso

Italian quantum physicist working at the School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Nottingham. I lead the Quantum Correlations Group and manage the quanta rei blog. My research focuses on the study of all forms of quantumness in composite systems. In my work I aim to answer questions like: Is a certain phenomenon genuinely quantum or can we explain it with classical physics instead? If yes, can we quantify how far it is from its closest classical counterpart, i.e., its degree of quantumness? Finally, what can we do with it in practice, can we design protocols to exploit such quantumness in order to overcome the limitations of existing technology? As hard as it all may seem, this is actually a lot of fun, and that's the main reason I keep going in quantum research. I also like to play videogames (especially adventure ones) and table tennis.

Do not get discouraged by the struggles of academia. There are plenty of success stories!

I have recently been appointed to the the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (in short, J. Phys. A).  J. Phys. A is a highly respected journal with a long history of seminal contributions to mathematical and theoretical physics, belonging … Continue reading

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Can we freeze something at room temperature? Yes, quantum coherence!

  Happy 2017 from the Quanta Rei team! We close the current year with a guest post from our former member, long-time friend and collaborator Dr Rosario Lo Franco |RLF>   From the dawn of agriculture until the industrial revolution, all … Continue reading

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Peering through the fourth industrial revolution

One of the things I like most of my academic job is the opportunity to visit different places and interact with different communities. Already during my PhD at the University of Salerno, Italy, we had substantial funding to travel for workshops and … Continue reading

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Tangram puzzles and the cost of calculating entanglement

I haven’t got many memories of my time as a kid. They mostly survive through exhilarating accounts narrated by my parents to other relatives and friends over and over again… but I do not remember living most of them (not sure why). Yet … Continue reading

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Welcome to quanta rei!

All entities move and nothing remains still: this sums up the vision of the universe expressed by the famous Greek philosopher Heraclitus. To say it with a well known quote attributed to Heraclitus and later reported by Plato: “πάντα ρει” (“panta … Continue reading

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