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PROFESSOR GERARDO ADESSO

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Professor of Mathematical Physics & ERC Starting Grantee

Gerardo obtained his PhD from University of Salerno, Italy, in 2007. He joined Nottingham in 2009 as Lecturer after postdoctoral positions in Salerno, Rome and Barcelona, and was promoted to Professor in 2016. His main interests are in the characterisation of quantum coherence and all forms of quantum correlations, including and beyond entanglement, in composite systems. He has contributed significantly to the development of quantum information theory with Gaussian states of continuous variable systems.

Publications: arXivGoogle ScholarISI ResearcherID
PhD Thesis: download PDF


DR TOMMASO TUFARELLI

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Assistant Professor & Nottingham Research Fellow

Tommaso graduated from Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa in 2008 and obtained his PhD from University College London in 2012. He joined Nottingham in 2016 after two postdoctoral positions in Imperial College London. His main interests are in quantum optics, quantum communication, and quantum metrology.

Publications: arXivGoogle Scholar
PhD Thesis: download PDF


PROFESSOR SOOJOON LEE

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Visiting Professor

Soojoon is on sabbatical leave from Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea.
His interests include quantum algorithms, quantum communication and entanglement theory.

Publications: arXiv


POSTDOCS

DR LUIS A CORREA

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Post-Doctoral Fellow (ERC)

Luis is a PhD graduate from La Laguna University and a former postdoc at Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona. He is working on quantum thermodynamics and quantum metrology.

Publications: arXiv ;  Google Scholar


DR PAUL KNOTT

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Post-Doctoral Fellow (FQXi)

Paul joins us from the University of Sussex and he is an expert on quantum metrology and quantum algorithms. He will work on foundational topics using methods of quantum information theory.

Publications: arXiv ; Google Scholar


DR LUDOVICO LAMI

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Post-Doctoral Fellow (ERC)

Ludovico joins us after completing his PhD at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He is interested in foundations of quantum mechanics and beyond, as well as in information theoretic characterisations of quantum resources.

Publications: arXiv ; Google Scholar


PHD STUDENTS

ROSANNA NICHOLS

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PhD Student

Rosanna joined us in September 2015 for a PhD following a MSc from Imperial College London. She will work on verification and practical implementation of quantum communication and estimation technologies.

Publications: arXiv


BUQING XU

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PhD Student

Buqing joined us in March 2016 for a PhD after having completed a MSc in Nottingham. She is currently investigating multipartite nonlocality and quantum correlations in continuous variable systems.

Publications: arXiv


CARMINE NAPOLI

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PhD Student

Carmine is a former Erasmus student at Nottingham who obtained a MSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Salerno.  He enrolled on a PhD with us in February 2016. His project will deal with classical and quantum superresolution techniques for sensing and metrology and is joint with the Manufacturing Metrology team in the M3 Engineering Department.

Publications: arXiv


GIORGIO NOCERINO

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PhD Student

Giorgio obtained a MSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Naples.  He enrolled on a PhD with us in April 2017. His project will deal with quantum thermodynamics and control of open quantum systems. Giorgio is also very active in outreach and a co-founder of PONYS.

Publications: arXiv


BENJAMIN MORRIS

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PhD Student

Ben joined us in September 2017 after graduating from the University of York. He is interested in quantum thermodynamics and quantum resource theories.

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EUGENIA COLAFRANCESCHI

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PhD Student

Eugenia joined us in September 2018 for a PhD following a Degree in Physics from “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy.  She will work at the interface between quantum information theory and quantum field theory in curved spacetime.

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KHAN TORUN

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Visiting PhD student

Gökhan is a PhD student at the Technical University of Istanbul (Turkey). He is visiting our group in 2018 working on quantum resource theories.

Publications: arXiv

 



ALUMNI & FORMER MEMBERS

DR BARTOSZ REGULA

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PhD Graduate

Bartosz is a former undergraduate and graduate student at Nottingham who completed his PhD with us in June 2018. His interests focus on the formal characterisation of multipartite entanglement adopting a combination of geometrical, analytical and numerical techniques, and on the general structures of quantum resource theories. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Singapore.

Publications: arXiv


DR PIETRO LIUZZO SCORPO

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PhD Graduate

Pietro  joined us in September 2014 for a PhD after graduating from the University of Firenze, Italy. He is interested in quantum foundations, decoherence theory, and the measurement problem in quantum mechanics. Pietro graduated in 2018 and is pursuing a career in higher education.

Publications: arXiv


DR THOMAS BROMLEY

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PhD Graduate

Tom joined us in September 2013 for a PhD after graduating from the University of Warwick. He is interested in the mathematical and foundational aspects of quantum correlations, including their quantification and dynamical features. Tom graduated in 2017 and is currently employed at Xanadu in Canada developing quantum machine learning algorithms for quantum computing.

Publications: arXiv


DR MARCO CIANCIARUSO

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Former Post-Doctoral Fellow (ERC)

Marco was a PhD student at the University of Salerno and a long-term visitor in our group. He is interested in the geometric characterisation of entanglement, discord, and coherence in many-body systems. After leaving Nottingham in 2017, Marco has secured a permanent position as teacher at Eltham College, Mottingham.

Publications: arXiv


DR IOANNIS KOGIAS

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PhD Graduate

Giannis started his PhD in April 2013 after a MSc in theoretical physics at the University of Athens, Greece.  He is working on hybrid quantum communication protocols and fundamental quantum resources such as entanglement, steering and nonlocality. He graduated in 2016 and is pursuing a career in data analysis.

Publications: arXiv ;  Google Scholar


DR DAVIDE GIROLAMI

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PhD Graduate

Davide graduated from University of Torino, Italy. His PhD research, started in January 2010, was mainly concerned with the interpretation, quantification and experimental accessibility of measures of general quantum correlations in qubits, qudits, and harmonic oscillators.
Davide successfully passed his doctoral viva in June 2013 and was awarded his PhD in July 2013. He moved on to an EPSRC Fellowship at the University of Oxford and is currently employed at Los Alamos National Labs as a J R Oppenheimer Fellow.

Publications: arXiv ;  Google Scholar
PhD Thesis: download PDF


DR SAMMY RAGY

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PhD Graduate

Sammy started his PhD in September 2011 after obtaining a MSc from University of St Andrews. He has investigated classical and quantum correlations as resources for optical quantum technology, particularly in continuous variable systems. He graduated in 2015 and is now postdoc at the University of York working on device-independent quantum technologies within the UK Quantum Communications Hub

Publications: arXiv


DR LEONARDO A M SOUZA

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Former Post-Doctoral Fellow (Science Without Borders)

Leonardo is an Assistant Professor at the Campus Florestal, Federal University of Vicosa (Brazil), and he has joined us for one year in 2015-16 supported by a Science Without Borders Fellowship. He has worked on complex quantum systems, decoherence theory, quantum metrology and quantum  information with continuous variable systems.

Publications: arXiv ;  Google Scholar


RYUJI TAKAGI

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Visiting PhD student

Ryuji is a PhD student at MIT. He is visiting our group in 2018 working on quantum resources and continuous variable quantum information.

Publications: arXiv


YU XIANG

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Visiting PhD student

Yu is a PhD student at Peking University (China) under the supervision of Dr Qiongyi He. She has visited our group in 2015 and 2017 and is interested in quantification and operational interpretation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering.

Publications: arXiv


JAVIER ONAM GONZALEZ

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Visiting PhD student

Onam is a PhD student at the University of La Laguna (Spain) under the supervision of Professor Daniel Alonso. He is visiting our group in 2017 working on quantum thermal machines and open quantum systems.

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MATTEO ROSSI

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Visiting PhD student

Matteo is a visiting PhD student from the University of Milano, on an Erasmus+ programme with us in 2016. He is interested in quantum estimation and open quantum dynamics in discrete and continuous variable systems.

Publications: arXiv


ISABELA ALMEIDA SILVA

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Visiting PhD student

Isabela is a PhD student jointly at the Institute of Physics of Sao Carlos, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and at our institution. She is interested in theoretical and experimental investigations of quantum correlations and implementations of noisy quantum technology protocols with nuclear magnetic resonance. She has been based in Nottingham for one year in 2015-16.

Publications: arXiv


SARA DI MARTINO

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Visiting PhD student

Sara was a PhD student at the University of Bari and a past long-term visitor in our group. She is a mathematical physicist with an interest in multipartite entanglement. She is now a postdoc at Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona.

Publications: arXiv


DR ANTONY R LEE

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Post-Doctoral Fellow (EPSRC)

Ant did his PhD in Nottingham working on relativistic quantum information in Ivette Fuentes’ group. He has spent two years in our group funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship and working mainly in continuous variable quantum information processing.

Publications: arXiv ;  Google Scholar
PhD Thesis: download PDF


DR REBECCA SCHMIDT

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Former Post-Doctoral Fellow (FQXi)

Rebecca did her PhD at Ulm University in Germany and is an expert on optimal quantum control. She did a postdoc in our group working on foundational and applicative aspects of complex quantum systems.

Publications: arXiv
PhD Thesis: url


DR ROSARIO LO FRANCO

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Former Post-Doctoral Fellow (Science Without Borders)

Rosario (Saro) held positions at the University of Palermo and Catania and visiting positions at Heriot-Watt, UK. He is an expert in open quantum systems and dynamics of quantum correlations. He was affiliated with our group thanks to a CAPES Brazilian project with the Institute of Physics of Sao Carlos (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

Publications: arXiv ;  Google Scholar


DR KSENIA SAMBURSKAYA  &  DR JEFFERSON FILGUEIRAS

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Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellows (International Office)

Ksenia and Jefferson did research in our group between April and June 2014.

Ksenia works on theoretical quantum optics and squeezed states of light
Jefferson works on experimental quantum technology with nuclear magnetic resonance


BENJAMIN AARONSON

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Former PhD Student

Ben did doctoral research with us in 2012-13 after obtaining a MSc from Imperial College London. He investigated measures and dynamics of quantum correlations in open quantum systems. He is currently pursuing a career in software programming.Publications: arXiv

DR RUGGERO VASILE

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Former Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Ruggero joined the group in 2012 after obtaining his PhD from University of Turku, Finland. He is an expert of open quantum systems, with particular emphasis on the characterisation of non-Markovianity in continuous variable systems.  He is currently a postdoc at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Publications: arXiv
PhD Thesis: download PDF


PAST AND RETURNING LONG-TERM VISITORS

  • Alessia Castellini (University of Palermo, Italy); October – November 2018
  • William Malouf (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil); September-  October 2018
  • Ryuji Takagi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); June – August 2018
  • Gökhan Torun (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey); January 2018 – January 2019
  • Soojoon Lee (Kyung Hee University, South Korea); December 2017 – December 2018
  • Javier Onam Gonzalez (La Laguna University, Spain); April – June 2017
  • Matteo Rossi (University of Milano, Italy); March – June 2016
  • Yu Xiang (Peking University, China); September – December 2015; March – June 2017
  • Isabela Almeida Silva (IFSC, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil); Dec 2014 – Nov 2015
  • Marco Cianciaruso (Universita’ di Salerno, Italy); Nov 2013 – Nov 2015
  • Sara Di Martino (Universita’ di Bari, Italy); Oct 2013 – Apr 2014
  • Luis Correa (La Laguna University, Spain); Aug-Nov 2012; Feb-Mar 2013; Sep-Dec 2013
  • Soojoon Lee (Kyung Hee University, South Korea); August 2013-August 2014
  • Jumei Chen (National University of Defense Technology, China); August 2013-January 2014
  • Gael Sentis (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain); April-June 2013
  • Alexander Streltsov (University of Dusseldorf, Germany); March 2013
  • Diogo Soares-Pinto (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil); January-February 2013
  • Takafumi Nakano (Institute for Quantum Computing, Canada); March 2012
  • Ladislav Mista Jr (Palacky University, Czech Republic); June 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Mariona Aspachs (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain); April-June 2009

CO-SUPERVISED GRADUATE STUDENTS AND AFFILIATE MEMBERS

  • Karishma Hathlia, PhD student
  • Mehdi Ahmadi, post-doc, working on Relativistic Quantum Metrology with I. Fuentes and G. Adesso
  • Tupac Bravo-Ibarra, PhD student
  • Antony Lee, former PhD student
  • Nicolai Friis, former PhD student
  • Fernando Aguayo, former PhD student
  • Catalin Catana, former PhD student
  • Peter Bowles, former PhD student

CURRENT AND PAST MASTER AND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS

  • Carmine Napoli (University of Salerno), Master student (2014/15)
  • Jaroslaw Klamut (Warsaw University), Summer intern (2013/14)
  • Jan Czajkowski (Warsaw University), Summer intern (2013/14)
  • Bradley Gram-Hansen, EPSRC Summer Intern (2013/14)
  • Buqing Xu, Master student (2013/14)
  • Jacopo Settino (University of Calabria), Master student (2013/14)
  • Thomas Cope, 3rd year project student (2013/14)
  • Bartosz Regula, 3rd year project student (2013/14)
  • Karishma Hathlia & Samuel Philpott, Mathematical Physics 4th year Dissertation student (2013/14)
  • Tom MacLean, EPSRC Summer Intern (2011/12) & 3rd year project student (2012/13)
  • Samuel Joyce, Mathematics 4th year Dissertation student (2012/13)
  • Stephen Goodings,  Mathematical Physics 4th year Dissertation student (2011/12)
  • Ngoc Tran, Mathematics 4th year Dissertation student (2011/12)
  • Matthew Dean, 3rd year project student (2010/11)
  • Gary Davies, 3rd year project student (2009/10)

MAIN COLLABORATORS

  • University of Nottingham: Madalin Guta, Ivette Fuentes
  • University College London: Alessio Serafini, Sougato Bose
  • University of Oxford: Animesh Datta
  • University of Bristol: Andreas Winter
  • University of St Andrews: Natalia Korolkova
  • Heriot-Watt University: Sabrina Maniscalco
  • Imperial College London: Tommaso Tufarelli, Marco Genoni, M. S. Kim, Sir Peter Knight
  • Queen’s University Belfast: Mauro Paternostro
  • Institute for Quantum Computing: Marco Piani, Takafumi Nakano, Sevag Gharibian
  • Tsinghua University: Giulio Chiribella
  • University of Salerno: Fabrizio Illuminati, Salvatore Marco Giampaolo
  • Sapienza University of Rome: Fabio Sciarrino
  • Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa: Vittorio Giovannetti
  • University of Milan: Matteo G A Paris
  • Universita’ della Calabria: Francesco Plastina
  • Dusseldorf University: Dagmar Bruss, Alex Streltsov
  • Universitat Autonoma Barcelona: Anna Sanpera, John Calsamiglia
  • La Laguna University: Luis Correa, Jose’ P Palao, Daniel Alonso
  • Palacky University: Ladislav Mista Jr
  • Uppsala University: Marie Ericsson
  • Technical University of Gdansk: Pawel Horodecki
  • Shanxi University: Jing Zhang, Kun-Chi Peng
  • Universidade de Sao Paulo: Diogo Soares-Pinto, Eduardo R deAzevedo, Tito Bonagamba
  • CBPF Rio de Janeiro: Roberto Sarthour, Alexandre Souza, Ivan Oliveira

 

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