University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Ultracold Gases and Quantum Information
ISBN-13: 9780199603657 (1 July 2011)
Ultracold Gases and Quantum Information: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School in Singapore: Volume 91, July 2009
ISBN-13: 9780191729515 (5 May 2011)
The physics of quantum information
ISBN-13: 9783540667780 (2000)
Journeys from quantum optics to quantum technology
PROGRESS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS volume 54 page 19-45 (August 2017) Full text available
Foundations of quantum mechanics: Creative procrastination
page 199-202 (1 January 2015)
Random, complex, and quantum
page 191-204 (1 March 2014)
The ultimate physical limits of privacy.
Nature issue 7493 volume 507 page 443-447 (March 2014)
My research extends over most aspects of information processing in quantum-mechanical systems. It is a cross-disciplinary field bringing together theoretical and experimental quantum physics, computer science and information theory. Its scope ranges from deep fundamental issues in physics to prospective commercial exploitation by the computing and communications industries.
My work is mostly theoretical but its results also bear directly on issues of experimental implementation. One reason why it has attracted attention from industry and government agencies is that quantum cryptography can guarantee perfectly secure communication. Another is that projected quantum computers will be capable of efficiently solving some problems (including factorisation, which has a bearing on cryptanalysis) for which there is believed to be no efficient classical algorithm.
Prizes, awards, and scholarships:
Major / recent publications:
Artur Ekert and Renato Renner, The ultimate physical limits of privacy, Nature 507, 443–447 (27 March 2014).