I am interested in exploring post-quantum theories - those which exhibit phenomena beyond standard quantum mechanics. Such theories offer invaluable insight into how quantum theory manifests and how we might extend it in the future to capture unexplained phenomena.
Of particular interest is furthering our understanding of the transition from a post-quantum theory to quantum theory via a hyper-decoherence process. To this end, I am currently studying the theory of density hypercubes (and similar theories that come from iterating the CPM construction) as a theory which is rich in hyper-decoherence processes and trying to understand how higher-order interference can be used to computational advantage. Interference is the backbone of many quantum algorithms and thus a deeper understanding of its nature may allow us to develop new algorithms while extending our understanding of the physical world.
|Oxford University||DPhil in Computer Science||2019 - Present|
|University College London||MRes in Quantum Technologies||2018 - 2019|
|Imperial College London||MSci in Mathematics||2014 - 2018|
I am also affiliated with the CDT in Delivering Quantum Technologies at UCL.
The Safari of Update Structures: Visiting the Lens and Quantum Enclosures
Matthew Wilson‚ James Hefford‚ Guillaume Boisseau and Vincent Wang
In arXiv Preprint. Vol. arXiv:2005.05293. 2020.
Accepted at ACT 2020
Categories of Semantic Concepts
James Hefford‚ Vincent Wang and Matthew Wilson
In arXiv Preprint. Vol. arXiv:2004.10741. 2020.
Hyper−decoherence in Density Hypercubes
James Hefford and Stefano Gogioso
In arXiv Preprint. Vol. arXiv:2003.08318. 2020.
Accepted at QPL 2020