Quantum Information and Foundations

Our research in quantum information and foundations spans a range of topics from the abstract to the concrete. On one hand we are working towards a deeper understanding of the puzzling features of quantum theory such as indeterminacy, entanglement and non-locality. On the other, we are exploiting these fundamental ideas for information-processing tasks such as quantum cryptography and quantum computing.

Topics of focus include:

  • structures of the spaces of quantum states, effects, observables and operations
  • uncertainty relations
  • mutually unbiased bases
  • device-independent quantum information processing

Our group is part of the York Centre for Quantum Technologies, and some of our members are part of the UK Quantum Technologies Hub for Quantum Communications. We organise the cross-department QuFIT Seminar held weekly in term time.

Staff working in this area are:                  

For information about possible PhD projects, see here.