RESEARCH

Quantum  information  technology  is  based  on  quantum  physics,  the  most  accurately tested scientific theory. Remarkable technologies have been created with it, as for example, microelectronics, the laser, etc. Such technology together with information technology reshaped the human life and culture in the past century (the age of information).  Quantum  technology  is now emerging in many new forms: quantum computing that may take us beyond classical limits for information processing, quantum cryptography that promises “unhackable” communications, and ultra-sensitive devices (quantum metrology) to detect tiny physical or biological changes. Quantum algorithms promise to solve previously intractable computational problems and revolutionize simulations. From a device perspective, spin and photonic systems may replace the charge-based electronics (transistors and memories). Such devices open the way  to a new class of more powerful and energy efficient applications. Behind the scenes thermodynamic at the quantum scale limits such applications. At this scale, quantum fluctuation dictates the properties of the devices. The understanding about the limits of the quantum technology is associated with the development of the new “quantum thermodynamics”. Our interests embrace all these aspects.

Our research interest is quite broad including a very strong interplay between theoretical and experimental approaches. The following key words describe our interest (which is not limited to): Quantum Information Science; Quantum Thermodynamics; Quantum Computation; Quantum Communication; Quantum Technologies; Quantum Biology; Quantum Optics; Quantum Metrology; Experimental Implementations (employing spins and photons).