RADU IONICIOIU


Senior Researcher I
PhD: University of Cambridge, 1999
Research areas: quantum foundations, quantum information, quantum computation
{r.ionicioiu}[at]theory[dot]nipne[dot]ro

News
RoQnet  Romanian Quantum Network website is up and running
Schrödinger'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 waveparticle objectivity compatible with determinism and locality? is published in Nature Communications
a quantum kōan  talk at TEDxCERN@IFINHH, 17 May 2013
Quantum Shadows  cover story in New Scientist (5 January 2013) about our quantum delayedchoice Gedankenexperiment
A (very) short bio
I graduated from University of Bucharest (MSc 1991). Between 19931994 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 solidstate implementations for quantum computing, spintronics and topological gates to topological entanglement in Kitaev model. From Italy I moved to HewlettPackard 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 delayedchoice experiment, just before moving (again) to IQC, Waterloo.
Since January 2013 I am a Senior Researcher in the Department of Theoretical Physics, IFINHH.
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)