Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Quantum Physics



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1203Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





I'm interested in quantum-anything.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Dale H, Jennings D, Rudolph T, 2015, Provable quantum advantage in randomness processing, Nature Communications, Vol:6, ISSN:2041-1723

Gimeno-Segovia M, Shadbolt P, Browne DE, et al., 2015, From Three-Photon Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger States to Ballistic Universal Quantum Computation, Physical Review Letters, Vol:115, ISSN:0031-9007

Lostaglio M, Korzekwa K, Jennings D, et al., 2015, Quantum Coherence, Time-Translation Symmetry, and Thermodynamics, Physical Review X, Vol:5, ISSN:2160-3308

Lostaglio M, Jennings D, Rudolph T, 2015, Description of quantum coherence in thermodynamic processes requires constraints beyond free energy, Nature Communications, Vol:6, ISSN:2041-1723

Milne A, Jevtic S, Jennings D, et al., 2014, Quantum steering ellipsoids, extremal physical states and monogamy, New Journal of Physics, Vol:16, ISSN:1367-2630

Carolan J, Meinecke JDA, Shadbolt PJ, et al., 2014, On the experimental verification of quantum complexity in linear optics, Nature Photonics, Vol:8, ISSN:1749-4885, Pages:621-626

Lund AP, Laing A, Rahimi-Keshari S, et al., 2014, Boson Sampling from a Gaussian State, Physical Review Letters, Vol:113, ISSN:0031-9007

Giovannetti V, Maccone L, Morimae T, et al., 2013, Efficient Universal Blind Quantum Computation, Physical Review Letters, Vol:111, ISSN:0031-9007

Jevtic S, Pusey M, Jennings D, et al., 2014, Quantum Steering Ellipsoids, Physical Review Letters, Vol:113, ISSN:0031-9007

Lewis PG, Jennings D, Barrett J, et al., 2012, Distinct Quantum States Can Be Compatible with a Single State of Reality, Physical Review Letters, Vol:109, ISSN:0031-9007

Harrigan N, Rudolph T, Ontological models and the interpretation of contextuality

Jevtic S, Rudolph T, 2015, How Einstein and/or Schrodinger should have discovered Bell's theorem in 1936, Journal of the Optical Society of America B - Optical Physics, Vol:32, ISSN:0740-3224, Pages:A50-A55

Rudolph T, Ontological Models for Quantum Mechanics and the Kochen-Specker theorem

Rudolph, T., Grover, L., 2003, Quantum communication complexity of establishing a shared reference frame (Article no.217905), Physical Review Letters, Vol:91, ISSN:0031-9007, Pages:1-4

Bartlett SD, Rudolph T, Spekkens RW, 2012, Reconstruction of Gaussian quantum mechanics from Liouville mechanics with an epistemic restriction, Physical Review A, Vol:86, ISSN:1050-2947

Pusey MF, Barrett J, Rudolph T, 2012, On the reality of the quantum state, Nature Physics, Vol:8, ISSN:1745-2473, Pages:475-478

Jevtic S, Jennings D, Rudolph T, 2012, Maximally and Minimally Correlated States Attainable within a Closed Evolving System, Physical Review Letters, Vol:108, ISSN:0031-9007

Varnava M, Browne DE, Rudolph T, 2008, How good must single photon sources and detectors be for efficient linear optical quantum computation?, Physical Review Letters, Vol:100, ISSN:0031-9007

Varnava, M, Browne, D, et al., 2006, Loss tolerance in one-way quantum computation via counterfactual error correction, Physical Review Letters, Vol:97, ISSN:0031-9007, Pages:120501-1-120501-4

Barrett SD, Bartlett SD, Doherty AC, et al., 2009, Transitions in the computational power of thermal states for measurement-based quantum computation, Physical Review A, Vol:80, ISSN:1050-2947

Kieling K, Rudolph T, Eisert J, 2007, Percolation, renormalization, and quantum computing with nondeterministic gates, Physical Review Letters, Vol:99, ISSN:0031-9007

Varnava M, Browne DE, Rudolph T, 2007, Loss tolerant linear optical quantum memory by measurement-based quantum computing, New Journal of Physics, Vol:9, ISSN:1367-2630

Spekkens RW, Rudolph T, 2002, Quantum protocol for cheat-sensitive weak coin flipping, Physical Review Letters, Vol:89, ISSN:0031-9007

Rudolph T, Spekkens RW, Turner PS, 2003, Unambiguous discrimination of mixed states, Physical Review A, Vol:68, ISSN:1050-2947

Lindner NH, Rudolph T, 2009, Proposal for Pulsed On-Demand Sources of Photonic Cluster State Strings, Physical Review Letters, Vol:103, ISSN:0031-9007

Liang Y-C, Harrigan N, Bartlett SD, et al., 2010, Nonclassical Correlations from Randomly Chosen Local Measurements, Physical Review Letters, Vol:104, ISSN:0031-9007

Laing A, Rudolph T, O'Brien JL, 2009, Experimental Quantum Process Discrimination, Physical Review Letters, Vol:102, ISSN:0031-9007

Jennings D, Rudolph T, 2010, Entanglement and the thermodynamic arrow of time, Physical Review E, Vol:81, ISSN:1539-3755

Jennings D, Rudolph T, 2010, Comment on "Quantum Solution to the Arrow-of-Time Dilemma", Physical Review Letters, Vol:104, ISSN:0031-9007

Economou SE, Lindner N, Rudolph T, 2010, Optically Generated 2-Dimensional Photonic Cluster State from Coupled Quantum Dots, Physical Review Letters, Vol:105, ISSN:0031-9007

Biggerstaff DN, Kaltenbaek R, Hamel DR, et al., 2009, Cluster-State Quantum Computing Enhanced by High-Fidelity Generalized Measurements, Physical Review Letters, Vol:103, ISSN:0031-9007

Bartlett SD, Rudolph T, Spekkens RW, 2007, Reference frames, superselection rules, and quantum information, Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol:79, ISSN:0034-6861, Pages:555-609

Bartlett SD, Rudolph T, Spekkens RW, 2003, Classical and quantum communication without a shared reference frame, Physical Review Letters, Vol:91, ISSN:0031-9007

Bartlett SD, Rudolph T, 2006, Simple nearest-neighbor two-body Hamiltonian system for which the ground state is a universal resource for quantum computation, Physical Review A, Vol:74, ISSN:1050-2947

Walther P, Resch KJ, Rudolph T, et al., 2005, Experimental one-way quantum computing, Nature, Vol:434, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:169-176

Ficek Z, Rudolph T, 1999, Quantum interference in a driven two-level atom, Physical Review A, Vol:60, ISSN:1050-2947, Pages:R4245-R4248

Rudolph T, Spekkens RW, 2004, Quantum state targeting, Physical Review A, Vol:70, ISSN:2469-9926

Rudolph TG, Freedhoff HS, Ficek Z, 1998, Multiphoton ac Stark effect in a bichromatically driven two-level atom, Physical Review A, Vol:58, ISSN:1050-2947, Pages:1296-1309

Rudolph, T., 1999, Quantum Triangulation and Violation of Conservation of Trouble, Http://, Vol:x, Pages:x-x

Rudolph, T., 2002, Constructing physically intuitive graph invariants,, Pages:1-3

Spekkens, R.W., Rudolph, T., 2002, Degrees of concealment and bindingness in quantum bit commitment protocols, Physical Review A, Vol:65, ISSN:1050-2947, Pages:1-10

Browne DE, Rudolph T, 2005, Resource-efficient linear optical quantum computation, Physical Review Letters, Vol:95, ISSN:0031-9007

Bartlett SD, Rudolph T, Spekkens RW, 2004, Optimal measurements for relative quantum information, Physical Review A, Vol:70, ISSN:1050-2947

Rudolph T, Virmani SS, 2005, A relational quantum computer using only two-qubit total spin measurement and an initial supply of highly mixed single-qubit states, New Journal of Physics, Vol:7, ISSN:1367-2630

Bartlett SD, Rudolph T, Spekkens RW, 2006, Dialogue concerning two views on quantum coherence: Factist and fictionist, International Journal of Quantum Information, Vol:4, ISSN:0219-7499, Pages:17-43

Audenaert K, Godsil C, Royle G, et al., 2007, Symmetric squares of graphs, Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series B, Vol:97, ISSN:0095-8956, Pages:74-90

Rudolph, T., 1999, Quantum Information is physical too, Http://, Vol:x, Pages:x-x

Rudolph T, 2000, Better schemes for quantum interrogation in lossy experiments, Physical Review Letters, Vol:85, ISSN:0031-9007, Pages:2925-2928

Gasparoni, S., Pan, J.W., Walther, P., et al., 2004, Realization of a photonic controlled-NOT gate sufficient for quantum computation (Article no.020504), Physical Review Letters, Vol:93, ISSN:0031-9007, Pages:1-4

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