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quantum science facts and ideas flowing from the University of Nottingham (UK)Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:44:48 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.com/Comment on So, what are you researching? Connections between quantum entanglement and metrology by What does quantum mechanics tell us about reality? | quanta rei
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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:44:48 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=69#comment-163[…] transforming future technologies. Quantum cryptography is said to make communication 100% secure; quantum metrology promises to make ultra-precise measurements allowing us to investigate previously-inaccessible […]

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:44:46 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=639#comment-162[…] should focus on using quantum mechanics better. This is particularly relevant at the moment: the “quantum technology revolution” is making great headways towards fulfilling its promise of transforming future technologies. […]

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Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:44:42 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=30#comment-161[…] and not released, at the same time. In turn, quantum mechanics predicts that the cat will be dead, and alive, […]

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:57:07 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=1480#comment-107[…] I won’t bring the Entanglement picture along with me – too much travel for it already – but I will be more than happy to talk about it and in general about the entangling relationship between quantum science and visual arts (see another example in this past blog post). […]

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Fri, 12 May 2017 09:00:07 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=201#comment-72[…] I am fascinated by various types of problems. Sometimes, I find it satisfactory to complete the proof of a rather abstract mathematical theorem, which has nonetheless concrete applications in a seemingly unrelated branches of physics. For example, applications of linear algebra and symplectic geometry tools to the characterisation of quantum correlations in harmonic systems are very appealing to me, see e.g. this recent Letter on J. Phys. A and its follow-ups. I am progressively more attracted towards questions challenging the conventional beliefs of quantum information theory, such as where to draw the line between useful and useless resources to demonstrate a quantum supremacy over classical schemes. Sometimes, on the other hand, I like to think of a very concrete problem, such as the performance optimisation of a practical device. In general, whenever a problem admits a neat analytical solution, this makes me particularly happy, but I often resort to numerical explorations in order to guess the solution in the first place. Then, it is usually a challenge for my junior collaborators to prove my intuition right. There have been cases where my intuition failed spectacularly, and investigating such failures turned out to spark a whole new series of interesting questions. This happened e.g. when considering a particular “monogamy” inequality for multipartite entanglement which I had been conjecturing for many years, whose hard-to-find violations eventually revealed a new method to quantify entanglement exactly by simple methods of Euclidean geometry. You can read more about this on my blog. […]

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Fri, 12 May 2017 07:31:04 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=201#comment-71[…] I am fascinated by various types of problems. Sometimes, I find it satisfactory to complete the proof of a rather abstract mathematical theorem, which has nonetheless concrete applications in a seemingly unrelated branches of physics. For example, applications of linear algebra and symplectic geometry tools to the characterisation of quantum correlations in harmonic systems are very appealing to me, see e.g. this recent Letter on J. Phys. A and its follow-ups. I am progressively more attracted towards questions challenging the conventional beliefs of quantum information theory, such as where to draw the line between useful and useless resources to demonstrate a quantum supremacy over classical schemes. Sometimes, on the other hand, I like to think of a very concrete problem, such as the performance optimisation of a practical device. In general, whenever a problem admits a neat analytical solution, this makes me particularly happy, but I often resort to numerical explorations in order to guess the solution in the first place. Then, it is usually a challenge for my junior collaborators to prove my intuition right. There have been cases where my intuition failed spectacularly, and investigating such failures turned out to spark a whole new series of interesting questions. This happened e.g. when considering a particular “monogamy” inequality for multipartite entanglement which I had been conjecturing for many years, whose hard-to-find violations eventually revealed a new method to quantify entanglement exactly by simple methods of Euclidean geometry. You can read more about this on my blog. […]

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:31:05 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=30#comment-59[…] In this example we cross into the realm of quantum mechanics and consider the resource of quantum entanglement (discussed in more detail in my previous post as well as our post on monogamy and faithfulness). Our physical system now consists of a collection of quantum objects that we call qubits. A qubit, short for a quantum bit, is the quantum analogue of a bit, which represents a system that can only exist in two distinct states (think, for example, of the faces of a coin). What makes a qubit “quantum” is that it can actually exist in an infinite number of possible states. However, if we then look at the qubit by observing it in a laboratory, we find that it collapses onto one of two possible states. Have a further investigation of quantum superposition, wave function collapse, and the infamous Schrödinger’s cat thought experiment for more information (as well as our short story Alice and the Zombie Cat). […]

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:31:00 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=861#comment-58[…] of quantum entanglement (discussed in more detail in my previous post as well as our post on monogamy and faithfulness). Our physical system now consists of a collection of quantum objects that we call qubits. A qubit, […]

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:30:57 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=69#comment-57[…] of quantum mechanics and consider the resource of quantum entanglement (discussed in more detail in my previous post as well as our post on monogamy and faithfulness). Our physical system now consists of a […]

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:26:50 +0000http://quantarei.wordpress.com/?p=30#comment-56[…] entangled states, states with a large quantum Fisher information, and the preposterously named zombie cat states and three-headed cat […]