Quantum foundations & thermodynamics

We investigate the novel quantum ontology that emerges from the redefinition of physical reality according to the laws of quantum mechanics. In addition, we explore the nature of time arrow and irreversibility in the quantum regime, and transpose concepts and tools of quantum optics to the field of solid-state to investigate new physics and potential applications in quantum information processing.

Alexia AUFFEVES (coordinator),  Cyril BRANCIARD

Philosophy of quantum mechanics
How quantum physics impacts philosophical concepts (reality, objectivity) and reconstructions of the formalism.

Quantum thermodynamics
From quantum engines, quantum randomness and quantum time arrow to the energetics of quantum control and error correction.

Quantum causality
Quantum superpositions of indefinite causal order and applications to quantum communication.