Senior Researcher I

PhD: University of Cambridge, 1999

Research areas:
quantum foundations, quantum information, quantum computation

I'm a member of the Strategic Advisory Board (SAB), Quantum Flagship.
Romania joins EuroQCI to build the future Quantum Internet

RoQnet - Romanian Quantum Network website is up and running

Schrodinger's cat: where does the entanglement come from? is published in Quanta

Sorting quantum systems efficiently is published in Scientific Reports

phys.org story about our PRL article

phys.org story about our Nature Communications article

Is wave-particle objectivity compatible with determinism and locality? is published in Nature Communications

a quantum kōan, talk at TEDxCERN@IFIN-HH, 17 May 2013

Quantum Shadows - cover story in New Scientist (5 January 2013) about our quantum delayed-choice Gedankenexperiment

Le photon défie toujours l'intuition, article in Le Monde, 1 November 2012
A (very) short bio
I graduated from University of Bucharest (MSc 1991). Between 1993-1994 I took the Part III of the Math Tripos in Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Cambridge. After a PhD in quantum gravity (Cambridge 1999), I moved to the newly born field of quantum information. My first postdoc was in Cambridge Engineering Department where I proposed a novel implementation for quantum computing with flying qubits in quantum wires. In 2000 I moved to Paolo Zanardi's group at ISI, Torino. Here I worked on several topics, from solid-state implementations for quantum computing, spintronics and topological gates to topological entanglement in Kitaev model. From Italy I moved to Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bristol. After 3 years, 4 patents and missing the sunny Italy, I landed in Sydney, Australia. Here I proposed (with D. Terno) a quantum version of Wheeler's delayed-choice experiment, just before moving (again) to IQC, Waterloo.
Since January 2013 I am a Senior Researcher in the Department of Theoretical Physics, IFIN-HH.
Fun facts (collaboration distance)
Erdös number 4: Erdös - P.J.Cameron (1) - S.Severini (2) - A.Hamma (3) - R.I. (4)
Einstein number 4: Einstein - N.Rosen (1) - A.Peres (2) - D.Terno (3) - R.I. (4)



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