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Konrad Banaszek Konrad Banaszek

Professor
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland
 
QAP: Qubit Applications, 2005-2009
CORNER: Correlated Noise Errors in Quantum Information Processing, 2008 - 2011
Q-ESSENCE: Quantum Interfaces, Sensors, and Communication based Entanglement, 2010 - 2013
 

Research interests

His scientific interests concentrate on optical implementations of quantum information processing and communication. He has made pioneering contributions to theory and practice of quantum tomography, discovered original approaches to demonstrating quantum optical nonlocality and developed new methods to generate non-classical states of light. Recently, he became interested in implementations of quantum-enhanced protocols in realistic noisy environments, a step that is necessary to benefit in practice from quantum technologies.

Background

After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw in 2000 he held postdoctoral positions at the University of Rochester and the University of Oxford, followed by a Junior Research Fellowship at St. John's College, Oxford and a faculty appointment at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland.

FET-Open funded projects

Participation in the FP6 FET Integrated Project QAP: Qubit Applications in years 2005-2009 was instrumental to establish himself as an independent academic and funded creation of a new team that could focus on cutting-edge research in the field of quantum information processing and communication. Coordination of an FP7 STREP project CORNER: Correlated Noise Errors in Quantum Information Processing (started 2008) and a large-scale integrating project Q-ESSENCE: Quantum Interfaces, Sensors, and Communication based on Entanglement (started 2010) allowed to sustain the research effort and expand it into new emerging areas of quantum technologies, such as metrology and sensing. The work is carried out in close collaboration with other European partners, which warrants continuing access to state-of-the-art knowledge and stimulates new ideas.