# Theory

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a unique English-speaking international graduate only research university located in Skolkovo, just outside of Moscow. Established in collaboration with M.I.T., Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators, several of which are focused on quantum technology.

Skoltech's Quantum Software Initiative is lead by Jacob Biamonte.

Planned research projects have an applied mathematical and numerical analysis flavor and focus more generally on the foundations of (i) non-stoquastic quantum annealing, (ii) quantum enhanced machine learning algorithms, (iii) quantum tensor network methods and (iv) the interrelations between tracks (i), (ii) and (iii). The group has access to large-scale computing facilities.

Skoltech has a research portfolio covering a range of quantum and machine learning technologies. This includes the Quantum Polariton Simulators Group by Pavlos Lagoudakis and Natalia Berloff as well as the Tensor Networks for Machine Learning Group by Ivan Oseledets and Andrzej Cichocki.

QUANTUM RESOURCES OF COMPOSITE OPEN SYSTEMS FOR APPLICATIONS IN QUANTUM INFORMATION

Quantum coherence, entanglement, non-locality are different types of quantum features of systems at microscopic scale which are basic resources for the upcoming disruptive quantum information technologies. The latter, including quantum communication architectures and quantum computers, are expected to significantly improve the everyday lives of ordinary people around the world. The complete knowledge and control of the quantum resources present in many-particle systems is thus a fundamental requirement towards this achievement. A reliable use of quantum-enabled devices must also overcome the big issue of the detrimental effects induced by the surrounding environment which destroy the desired quantum properties. This research topic aims at devising strategies for the generation, characterization and observation of quantum coherence and correlations, such as entanglement, in different scenarios, like cavity and circuit quantum electrodynamics, quantum optics, solid state and condensed matter. Moreover, we intend to investigate the dynamics of these quantum features to stimulate proposals for their efficient preservation against the environment-induced decay. Special attention will be devoted to systems of identical particles (e.g., photons, electrons, atoms), whose faithful description has remained long debated, for which we have developed a new non-standard approach which is expected to provide novel results regarding the utilization of entanglement due to quantum indistinguishability.

The research group addressing these lines is led by Dr. Rosario Lo Franco at the University of Palermo, Italy. The group collaborates with several other leading research teams and researchers worldwide, both theoretical and experimental.

We are a young research group within the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics at Queen’s University Belfast. We work on quantum information processing, quantum optics, quantum thermodynamics, and the physics of many-body quantum systems. Our interests are many and quite variegate: the group offers a widespread expertise in many topics!

We collaborate with experimentalists and theorists alike: some of us are even able to enter a lab without making any damage! Our international dimension is reflected in the make-up of the team.

If you are interested in our work or in joining us, please contact Alessandro Ferraro, Gabriele De Chiara, or Mauro Paternostro.

Our group is pleased to announce the master’s programme: Quantum Information Technologies The main goal of this programme is to educate and train highly-qualified specialists who will be able to solve complex problems related to the transmission, storage, and processing of data using quantum-information technologies. Furthermore, graduates of the programme will be able to use cutting-edge technologies and directly take part in their development.

Research group on Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information

We are an open research community striving for understanding. We are housed at both the Tecnológico de Monterrey and Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica in México. Our work explores the creation and innovative use of algebraic and numeric methods to study optical systems and develop applications in the classical and quantum regimes.

The "Villum Centre of Excellence for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH)” is a research center hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Copenhagen, focused on contributing to our mathematical understanding of quantum physics with special emphasis on the interplay between quantum matter and quantum information.

The centre's research area lies in the intersection of mathematics, physics and computer science. It is motivated by the emerging recognition of the surprising informational aspects of quantum physics with its potential use in quantum communication and long term prospect of building a quantum computer.

The centre is led by the professors Jan Philip Solovej, Matthias Christandl and Bergfinnur Durhuus. Approximately 15 PhD students and Postdocs are associated with the centre.

We are a research group at Peter Gruenberg Institute to investigate the interplay between information and physics in quantum systems.