Operational Quantum Information

Our research interests follow three principal directions: foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum information theory and practical quantum information.

In our research, we use an operational approach to quantum theory (traditionally associated to Vienna), with a great emphasis on gedankenexperiments and the use of basic laboratory procedures like preparations, transformations and measurements. This is the usual way to study the foundations of quantum mechanics, with the goal of getting novel insights and new frameworks for information processing in general physical theories. On the other hand, such an approach is the necessary tool for realistic applications of quantum information theory.


Our current research focus is centered around the following topics:

Latest News


Miguel Gallego Balester won an ESQ Discovery Fellowship

Congratulations to Miguel Gallego Balester! The granted research will focus on macroscopic systems, i.e. systems with a large number of degrees of...


Researching the Quantum World: What our universe is built of

At the University of Vienna, quantum physicists from different countries, ages and career levels, have one thing in common: Genuinely curious, they...


PhD student Andrea Caprotti won a VDSP Starting Fellowship

Congratulations to Andrea Caprotti for winning a VDSP Starting Fellowship.