Address   Computer Science,University of York
Deramore Lane
, York, YO10 5GH, UK
Email   pirs (at) cs | york | ac | uk
Phone   +44 (0)1904 325475

Other Affiliations

York Centre for Quantum Technologies (YCQT)
Quantum Communications Hub
Biological Physical Sciences Institute (BPSI)

 

Hi there! For other infos see my departmental website

 

Quantum Information group:

  • Stefano Pirandola (Professor)
  • Samuel L. Braunstein (Professor)
  • Cosmo Lupo (post-doc)
  • Carlo Ottaviani (post-doc)
  • Gaetana Spedalieri (post-doc research associate)
  • Riccardo Laurenza (PhD student)
  • Thomas Cope (PhD student)
  • Panagiotis Papanastasiou (PhD student)

Interested in joining the group? Send me an email for enquiries

 

  • Quantum Foundations, Information & Technology Seminars (QuantumFITS)
    • Quantum Information Seminars at Computer Science are here

     

    Most of my publications are on the arXiv. Here is a selection (up to 2015):

    • S. Pirandola, J. Eisert, C. Weedbrook, A. Furusawa, S. L. Braunstein
    Advances in Quantum Teleportation
    Nature Photonics 9, 641–652 (2015) - arXiv

    Media coverage:

    Scientists produce status check on quantum teleportation (York press release) (Phys.org)
    Review on teleportation in Nature Photonics (University of Berlin press)
    Why 'teleportation' is no longer science fiction (Futurity)
    Teleportation isn't just stuff of science fiction anymore (RedOrbit)


    • S. Pirandola, C. Ottaviani, G. Spedalieri, C. Weedbrook, S. L. Braunstein, S. Lloyd, T. Gehring, C. S. Jacobsen, U. L. Andersen
    High-rate measurement-device-independent quantum cryptography
    Nature Photonics 9, 397-402 (2015) - arXiv

    Media coverage and reviews on this work:

    Team finds the 'key' to quantum network solution (Phys.org) (York press release)
    Effective measurement-device-independent quantum cryptography (Spie Newsroom)
    High-rate measurement-device-independent quantum cryptography (Highlights - Denmark Technical University)
    Un protocollo più efficiente per la crittografia quantistica (Le Scienze, Italian version of Scientific American)
    Key to quantum network solution found (Iran Daily)


    • S. Barzanjeh, S. Guha, C. Weedbrook, D. Vitali, J. H. Shapiro, S. Pirandola
    Microwave Quantum Illumination
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 080503 (2015) - arXiv - PRL

    Media coverage on this work:

    New research signals big future for quantum radar (York press release) (Phys.org) (Communications of the ACM)
    Focus: Quantum Mechanics Could Improve Radar in Physics Focus (APS magazine) Physics 8, 18 (2015)
    Scientists develop quantum radar to detect radar-evading objects (Tehran Times)
    Quantum radar could detect stealth cancer cells or aircraft (Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence)
    Quantum Radar Could Render Stealth Aircraft Obsolete (SIGNAL magazine, AFCEA)


    • S. Pirandola, G. Spedalieri, S. L. Braunstein, N. J. Cerf, S. Lloyd
    Optimality of Gaussian Discord
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 140405 (2014) - arXiv - PRL

    Featured in Nature Physics: Quantum technology: The golden apple - Nature Physics 10, 474 (2014)


    • S. L. Braunstein, S. Pirandola, and Karol Zyczkowski
    Better Late than Never: Information Retrieval from Black Holes
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 101301 (2013) - arXiv - PRL

    Media coverage on this work:

    Curtains down for the black hole firewall paradox: making gravity safe for Einstein again (Press release, York) (Phys.org) (ScienceDaily) (SpaceDaily)
    Gravity-less toy black hole solves cosmic puzzles - NewScientist
    Domate le fiamme all’orizzonte degli eventi - INAF media (Italian Institute of Astrophysics)


    • C. Weedbrook, S. Pirandola, R. Garcia-Patron, T. C. Ralph, N. Cerf, J. H. Shapiro, and S. Lloyd
    Gaussian Quantum Information
    Reviews of Modern Physics 84, 621 (2012) - arXiv


    • S. L. Braunstein and S. Pirandola
    Side-channel free quantum key distribution
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 130502 (2012) - arXiv


    • M. Abdi, S. Pirandola, P. Tombesi, D. Vitali
    Entanglement swapping with local certification: Application to remote micromechanical resonators
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 143601 (2012) - arXiv


    • S. Pirandola, C. Lupo, V. Giovannetti, S. Mancini, S. L. Braunstein
    Quantum Reading Capacity
    New J. Phys. 13, 113012 (2011) - arXiv

    Included in the Highlights of 2011 by the Institute of Physics (IOP)


    • S Pirandola
    Quantum Reading of a Classical Digital Memory
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 090504 (2011) - arXiv

    Media coverage on this work

    Reading in the dark - Nature Physics 7, 278 (2011)
    A few good photons - Physics
    Reading discs with fewer photons - Physics World
    Using quantum methods to read classical memories offers surprising advantages - Phys.org
    Other reviews (Italian magazines): Ulisse and Oggi Scienza


    • S. Lloyd, L. Maccone, R. G.-Patron, V. Giovannetti, Y. Shikano, S. Pirandola, L. A. Rozema, A. Darabi, Y. Soudagar, L. K. Shalm, A. M. Steinberg
    Closed timelike curves via post-selection: theory and experimental demonstration
    Phys. Rev. Lett.106, 040403 (2011) - arXiv

    Media coverage on this work:

    Time travel without regrets - Phys. Rev. Focus 27, 5 (2011)
    Time travel experiment demonstrates how to avoid the grandfather paradox - Phys.org
    Quantum time travel: Black hole not required (New Scientist)
    Other reviews (Italian magazines): Ulisse and Oggi Scienza


    • C. Weedbrook, S. Pirandola, S. Lloyd, and T. C. Ralph
    Quantum Cryptography Approaching the Classical Limit
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 110501 (2010) - arXiv


    • S. Pirandola, R. Garcia-Patron, S. L. Braunstein, and S. Lloyd
    Direct and Reverse Secret-Key Capacities of a Quantum Channel
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 050503 (2009) - arXiv


    • S. Pirandola, S. Mancini, S. Lloyd, and S. L. Braunstein
    Continuous Variable Quantum Cryptography using Two-Way Quantum Communication
    Nature Physics 4, 726 (2008) - arXiv


    • S.-H. Tan, B. I. Erkmen, V. Giovannetti, S. Guha, S. Lloyd, L. Maccone, S. Pirandola, and J. H. Shapiro
    Quantum Illumination with Gaussian States
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 253601 (2008) - arXiv

    Re quantum illumination: Quantum Entanglement Benefits Exist after Links Are Broken - Scientific American


    • S. Pirandola, S. L. Braunstein, and S. Lloyd
    Characterization of Collective Gaussian Attacks and Security of Coherent-State Quantum Cryptography
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 200504 (2008) - arXiv


    • S. Pirandola and S. Lloyd
    Computable bounds for the discrimination of Gaussian states
    Phys. Rev. A 78, 012331 (2008) - arXiv


    • S. Pirandola, D. Vitali, P. Tombesi, and S. Lloyd
    Macroscopic entanglement by entanglement swapping
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 150403 (2006) - arXiv

    For more on macroscopic entanglement read: Scientists present method for entangling macroscopic objects - Phys.org


    • S. Pirandola, S. Mancini, D. Vitali, and P. Tombesi
    Continuous variable entanglement and quantum state teleportation between optical and macroscopic
    vibrational modes through radiation pressure

    Phys. Rev. A 68, 062317 (2003) - arXiv