Giulio Chiribella

                                                      

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

The University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam Road

Hong Kong

Tel (852)28572193

E-mail: firstname@cs.hku.hk      

(no capital letters)

 

Education: PhD in Physics, University of Pavia, Italy (2007).  
Laurea Degree in Physics, University of Pavia, Italy (2003).

 

About: 
 I joined the University of Hong Kong in August 2015.  
Before joining HKU, I have been Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing (2012-2015), and Postdoctoral Fellow of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada (2009-2012).

 

 

Interests: 
My research is in the field of Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Foundations. 

I am interested in how the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics can be turned into advantages for future information technologies, and, conversely, in what the power of quantum technologies reveals about fundamental physics.

The interplay between applications and foundations has led me to study quantum networks, quantum clocks and gyroscopes, quantum copy machines, and quantum computations with an indefinite causal order. On the foundational side, I am interested in the role of information theory in quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and spacetime physics. The long term goal is to reduce some of the now-puzzling  phenomena in these areas to a small set of information-theoretic principles.

 

 

Awards 


 

• Hermann Weyl Prize 2010 http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/284/1/011005

• 1000 Talents Plan of China Young Investigator Award, Physics Track, 2012


• Tsinghua University Excellent Young Teacher Award, 2015.

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

  Member of the Standing Committee of the International Colloquia
   on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (ICGTMP). 


  Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and   

    Theoretical 


  Member of FQXi Foundational Questions Institute 


  Fellow of the National Virgilian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts, Italy.

 

 

 

10 Selected Publications:

 

G. Chiribella, Y. Yang, and J. Huang, Universal Superreplication of Unitary Gates,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 120504 (2015).

 

G. Chiribella, Y. Yang, and A. C.-C. Yao,
Quantum Replication at the Heisenberg Limit,
Nature Communications 4, 2915 (2013)


 

G. Chiribella, G. M. D’Ariano, P. Perinotti, and B. Valiron, Quantum computations without definite causal order,
Phys. Rev. A 88, 022318 (2013)

 

G. Chiribella, Perfect Discrimination of No-Signalling Channels via Quantum Superposition of Causal Structures,

Phys. Rev. A 86, 040301, Rapid Communications (2012)

 

G. Chiribella, G. M. D’Ariano, and P. Perinotti,
Informational Derivation of Quantum Theory,

Phys. Rev. A 84, 012311 (2011)


 

G. Chiribella, G. M. D’Ariano, and P. Perinotti,
Probabilistic Theories with Purification,

Phys. Rev. A 81, 062348 (2010)


 

G. Chiribella, G. M. D’Ariano, and P. Perinotti,
Theoretical Framework for Quantum Networks,

Phys. Rev. A 80 022339 (2009)


 

G. Chiribella, G. M. D’Ariano, and P. Perinotti,
Quantum Circuits Architecture,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 060401 (2008)


 

G. Chiribella, G. M. D’Ariano, and M. F. Sacchi,
Optimal Estimation of Group Transformations Using Entanglement,
Phys. Rev. A 72, 042338 (2005)


 

G. Chiribella, G. M. D’Ariano, P. Perinotti, and M. F. Sacchi,
Efficient Use of Quantum Resources for the Transmission of a Reference Frame,

 Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 180503 (2004)


 

 

Books:

 

G. Chiribella and R. W. Spekkens, Eds.
Quantum Theory: Informational Foundations and Foils, Springer (2015).

http://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Theory-Informational-Foundations-Fundamental/dp/9401773025

 

G. M. D’Ariano, G. Chiribella, and P. Perinotti, Quantum Theory from First Principles: An Informational Approach,
Cambridge University Press, in press.  

 

 

Recent research grants:

 

The fundamental principles of information dynamics, FQXI Large Grant, project   

   duration 10/2013-09/2015. Grant amount: 48,300 USD

 

Efficient Quantum Devices at the Heisenberg Bound (renewal), National Science    

   Foundation of China, Research Fund for International Young Scientists, project

   duration 07/2013-06/2014. Grant amount: 200,000 RMB

 

Efficient Quantum Devices at the Heisenberg Bound, National Science Foundation

    of China, Research Fund for International Young Scientists, project duration

    07/2013-06/2014. Grant amount: 200,000 RMB

 

• 1000 Talents of China Young Investigator Grant, project duration: 8/2012-

    07/2015. Grant amount: 2,000,000 RMB

 

Conference Organization:

 

Hong Kong Workshop on Quantum Information and Foundations,
May 4-7 2016, The Universtiy of Hong Kong.

http://qsit.weebly.com/

 

• Workshop on Quantum Metrology, Interaction, and Causal Structure 2014, December 1-5 2014, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

http://conference.iiis.tsinghua.edu.cn/QI2014/

 

  Workshop on Quantum Metrology, Interaction, and Causal Structure 2013, December 9-13 2013, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

http://conference.iiis.tsinghua.edu.cn/QI2013/


• Local Arrangement Chair of QIP 2013,
January 21-25 2013, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

http://conference.iiis.tsinghua.edu.cn/QIP2013/index.html


• Focus Session “Quantum Information for Quantum Foundations” at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society 2012, Boston, USA.

http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR12/APS_epitome

 

Conference on Conceptual Foundations and Foils for Quantum Information Processing, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, May 9-14 2011.


https://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/conferences/conceptual-foundations-and-foils-quantum-information-processing

 

 

 

Student Supervision:

 

Graduate: Yuxiang Yang (2014-),  Daniel Ebler (2015-), Xiaobin Zhao (2015-), Ge Bai (2016-), Mo Yin (2016-)

 

Undergraduate: Dina Genkina (2012), Jinyu Xie, (2013), Yuxiang Yang (2013), Carlo Maria Scandolo (2014),  Xiaobin Zhao (2014), Rui Chao (2015), Tongyang Li (2015), Cupjin Huang (2015), Qinheping Hu (2015),  Tian Zhang (2015), Jian Wang (2015), Shichuan Deng (2015), Xuren Zhou (2015), Mo Yin (2016).

 

 

 

Other interests:

Before starting my academic career, I studied piano at the Conservatory “L. Campiani” of Mantova, Italy, obtaining a Diploma in 2001. I also participated in a few piano competitions, winning the first prize in the National Competition “Marco Bramanti”, 1996 edition, and the first prize in the National Competition “Cittą di Cesenatico”, 1998 edition.