Category Archives: Quantum research

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

Posted in Conferences, Quantum research, Science & Society | 1 Comment

A somewhat coherent post on a robust idea

[This is a guest post by our long-time friend and collaborator Marco Piani, cross-posted on his blog Quantum Rules] The word “coherence” has different meaning for different people. Most people may think of the notion of being logical and consistent, be it … Continue reading

Posted in Interference, Quantum research, Superposition | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Entanglement, Geometry, Quantum research | 3 Comments

On the Motive Power of Intuition

I’m sure that most of you were taught thermodynamics in high school. You’ll probably remember listening to things like “…thermodynamics is the branch of physics that studies heat and work…”, or “…thermodynamics is concerned with large objects, like heat engines…”. … Continue reading

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What dancing, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Quantum Information have to do with each other?

When we hear the words “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance” (NMR) what first comes to our minds is probably those huge and noise machines in hospitals. However, much more than that, NMR is a powerful technique that helps us to understand how … Continue reading

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So, what are you researching? Connections between quantum entanglement and metrology

“So, what are you researching?” The dreaded question I am asked on countless occasion. From friends, family, acquaintances, this is a very natural question to ask of somebody doing a PhD – research is both their passion and their purpose. So … Continue reading

Posted in Entanglement, Quantum foundations, Quantum research, Superposition | 9 Comments