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Quantum group has a new EPSRC funded research project with UCL


The Quantum group has a new 3-year EPSRC funded project with UCL.  The principal investigators are Samson Abramsky (Oxford) and Simone Severini (UCL), with Researcher Co-Investigator Nadish de Silva (UCL) and Researcher Rui Soares Barbosa (Oxford). 

Samson and Simone are co-inventors of the two leading frameworks for understanding contextuality: the notion that the observable properties of a system cannot be assigned predetermined outcomes in a manner independent of the method of observation. The main themes of the project involve synthesizing and developing the various frameworks for nonlocality/contextuality towards a structural understanding of the role contextuality plays in achieving quantum advantage in information processing and towards applications of these tools in both concrete models of quantum computation (i.e. magic state distillation and measurement-based quantum computation) and more abstract models of computation. The Oxford team will work in collaboration with international experts in theoretical computer science, quantum information and computation, and quantum foundations.