I want to understand the ramifications of what it means to say we live in a quantum world. Currently I am interested in exploring the computational powers of physical theories within a broad operationally-defined framework, with a view to using this knowledge to better our understanding of quantum computation, and in exploring notions of causality in quantum theory in light of Bell's theorem. Starting in October 2016, I will be an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London. (Photo credit: Paul Tait)
I did my undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in Trinity College, Dublin, where I graduated in 2012. I then travelled to the Perimeter Institute in Canada, where I did my masters studies in Theoretical Physics as part of the Perimeter Scholars International program. Between 2013 and 2016, I undertook my doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, where I worked on areas related to Quantum Computation and Information. Starting in October 2016, I will be an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London.
Ruling out higher−order interference from purity principles
Howard Barnum‚ Ciarán Lee‚ Carlo Maria Scandolo and John Selby
In Entropy. Vol. 19. Pages 253. 2017.
Bounds on the power of proofs and advice in general physical theories
Ciarán M Lee and Matty J Hoban
In Proc. R. Soc. A. Vol. 472. No. 2190. Pages 20160076. 2016.
Generalised phase kick−back: the structure of computational algorithms from physical principles
Ciarán M Lee and John H Selby
In New Journal of Physics. Vol. 18. No. 3. Pages 033023. 2016.