Our research interests are in quantum information theory, a field that explores the generalization of classical information theory to include quantum phenomena.
Quantum mechanics is the theory that governs the behaviour of atoms, photons and even smaller particles. In recent years, researchers have discovered that one can store, transmit and manipulate information in atoms and photons and — even more excitingly — that quantum mechanics opens up new possibilities for faster computation as well as for secure communication. These discoveries have led to the formation of the interdisciplinary research field of quantum information science, in which physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers work together in order to build a quantum computer, quantum cryptographic systems or machines capable of quantum teleportation.
It is our goal to develop and solidify the mathematical and physical understanding of the new possibilities emerging from quantum information science. For more details see our Research pages.