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11.09.2024 Job positions
Postdoc vacations
We are opening several positions for researchers experienced in quantum information science. If interested in quantum foundations, quantum communication, experimental quantum photonics, quantum simulations, quantum thermodynamics, or theoretical quantum superconductivity, pls send your CV and research statement to mario.ziman@savba.sk ideally before end of September. The income is between 20003500 eur (before taxation) depending on your expertise and also source of funding (Schwarz stipend ΞΞΞ, IPSAS fellowship ΞΞΞ, fellowqute ΞΞΞ, and various internal projects). Feel free to contact any of our key researchers to learn about their research interests. Successful applicants are expected to start in January 2025 and with duration between 1236 months.

07.08.2024 Event
Summer school 2024: Quantum Technologies
Under the umbrella of national quantum platform QUTE.sk our skQCI team is organizing handson summer schools on quantum technologies for interested students (highschool, or university) and curious nonspecialists. The program will be accessible for anybody with highschool physics, math and informatics background and openminded to learn basic tools, language and features of quantum technologies. More information is available at qute.sk website.
https://qute.sk/portfolio/summerschool2024quantumtechnologies/
Please register and join this quantum adventure. We are looking forward to meet you there.
Time: August 1923, 2024
Place: Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina, Bratislava

15.07.2024 Publication
Swapping exchange and spinorbit induced correlated phases in proximitized Bernal bilayer graphene
Exsotic van der Waals heterostructures take advantage of electrically tunable layer polarization to swap proximity exchange and spinorbit coupling in the electronically active region. Perhaps the simplest example is Bernal bilayer graphene (BBG) encapsulated by a layered magnet from one side and a strong spinorbit material from the other. Taking WS2/BBG/Cr2Ge2Te6 as a representative exsotronic device, we employ realistic ab initio inspired Hamiltonians and effective electronelectron interactions to investigate the emergence of correlated phases within the random phase approximation. We find that exchange and spinorbit coupling induced Stoner and intervalley coherence instabilities can be swapped for a given doping level, allowing one to explore the full spectrum of correlated phases within a single device.
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Yaroslav Zhumagulov, Denis Kochan, and Jaroslav Fabian
Phys. Rev. B 110, 045427 (2024)
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IMPULZ IM202126 (SUPERSPIN)

15.07.2024 Publication
Tradeoff between Bagging and Boosting for quantum separabilityentanglement classification
Certifying whether an arbitrary quantum system is entangled or not, is, in general, an NPhard problem. Though various necessary and sufficient conditions have already been explored in this regard for lowerdimensional systems, it is hard to extend them to higher dimensions. Recently, an ensemble bagging and convex hull approximation (CHA) approach (together, BCHA) was proposed and it strongly suggests employing a machine learning technique for the separabilityentanglement classification problem. However, BCHA does only incorporate the balanced dataset for classification tasks which results in lower average accuracy. In order to solve the data imbalance problem in the present literature, an exploration of the boosting technique has been carried out, and a tradeoff between the boosting and baggingbased ensemble classifier is explored for quantum separability problems. For the twoqubit and twoqutrit quantum systems, the pros and cons of the proposed random undersampling boost CHA (RUSBCHA) for the quantum separability problem are compared with the stateoftheart CHA and BCHA approaches. As the data are highly unbalanced, performance measures such as overall accuracy, average accuracy, Fmeasure, and Gmean are evaluated for a fair comparison. The outcomes suggest that RUSBCHA is an alternative to the BCHA approach. Also, for several cases, performance improvements are observed for RUSBCHA since the data are imbalanced.
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Sanuja D. Mohanty, Ram N. Patro, Pradyut K. Biswal, Biswajit Pradhan, Sk Sazim
Quantum Information Processing 23, 273 (2024)
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DEQHOST (APVV220570), DESCOM (VEGA2/0183/21)

12.07.2024 workshop
Time in Quantum Theory 2024
TiQT 2024 is the fourth annual edition of Time in Quantum Theory, this year held in beautiful Slovakia. The organisation is coordinated by Natalia S. Moller. The conference aims to bring together disparate communities, providing a common platform to discuss questions including:
 Fundamental limitations to time keeping
 Foundational aspects of time
 How can we understand time through quantum experiments?
Place: Smolenice Castle, Slovakia
Time: September 10  13th, 2024
Web: http://quantum.physics.sk/tiqt2024/

10.07.2024 Publication
General measurements with limited resources and their application to quantum unambiguous state discrimination
In this report, we present a framework for implementing an arbitrary noutcome generalized quantum measurement (POVM) on an mqubit register as a sequence of twooutcome measurements requiring only single ancillary qubit. Our procedure offers a particular construction for the twooutcome partial measurements which can be composed into a full implementation of the measurement on any gate architecture. This implementation in general requires classical feedback; we present specific cases when this is not the case. We apply this framework on the unambiguous state discrimination and analyze possible strategies. In the simplest case, it gives the same construction as is known, if we opt for performing conclusiveness measurement first. However, it also offers possibility of performing measurement for one of the state outcomes first, leaving conclusiveness measurement for later. This shows flexibility of presented framework and opens possibilities for further optimization. We present discussion also on biased qubit case as well as general case of unambiguous quantum state discrimination in higher dimension.
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Daniel Reitzner and Jan Bouda
Quantum Information Processing 23, 268 (2024)
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VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

10.07.2024 Publication
Encoding and decoding of information in general probabilistic theories
Encoding and decoding are the two key steps in information processing. In this work, we study the encoding and decoding capabilities of operational theories in the context of informationstorability game, where the task is to freely choose a set of states from which one state is chosen at random and by measuring the state it must be identified; a correct guess results in as many utiles as the number of states in the chosen set and an incorrect guess means a penalty of a fixed number of utiles. We connect the optimal winning strategy of the game to the amount of information that can be stored in a given theory, called the information storability of the theory, and show that one must use socalled nondegradable sets of states and nondegradable measurements whose encoding and decoding properties cannot be reduced. We demonstrate that there are theories where the perfect discrimination strategy is not the optimal one so that the introduced game can be used as an operational test for super information storability. We further develop the concept of information storability by giving new useful conditions for calculating it in specific theories.
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Teiko Heinosaari, Leevi Leppäjärvi and Martin Plávala
Int. J. Quantum Inf. 2440007 (2024)
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VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

09.07.2024 event
Visit from Brasilia
During his friendly visit of Institute of Physics Gabriel Boff Moreira (Brasilian embasador) visited also our laboratories. We enjoyed this event a lot. Related qute story again.

30.06.2024 Interview
For a long time his research is senseless, but ... he is at RCQI now.
Our PhD student Matej gave an inspiring interview for Slovak online medium aktuality.sk entitled "Our research does not make sense for a long. Then breakthrough discovery comes, says Slovak from University of Cambridge". Luckily, Matej is now at RCQI, where research makes sense ... Okay, at least we try. Read the original interview by Michaela Paulovič HΞRΞ (In Slovak, access required).

15.06.2024 Students
Students Interships Program 2024 at RCQI
Interested to experience the research combined with summer? Do not hesitate to contact group leaders to learn possibilities and availability. We are looking forward for students interested in quantum theory foundations and technologies. The length of internships depends on the intensity, but ideally reserve at least four weeks (4 hours/day) between June and September.
List of interns
Vadym Shydkyi (Comenius University, Bratislava)  quantum superposition (M. Ziman)
Dorota Porubská (Comenius University, Bratislava)  entanglement of manybody systems (A. Gendiar)
Jakub Ulík (Oxford University, 19.815.9)  tensor networks (A. Gendiar)
Gabriela Kotúčová (Gymnazium Angely Merici, Trnava)  entangled photons (D. Aktas)

15.06.2024 Award
Congratulations to Natalia Salome Moller
We are proud to inform that Natalia received the L’Oréal – UNESCO For Women in Science Award ... ta daa!
Watch related youtube video ΞΞΞΞ and qute story.

07.06.2024 Publication
Josephson weak link based on proximity effect in long bimetallic thinfilm bridge
We prepared a bimetal Sn/Al thin film bridge of 1 × 5 μm 2 in size and exposed it to microwave irradiation in a frequency range of 7 to 40 GHz to explore the Shapiro steps in the currentvoltage characteristics, which served as a reliable indicator for assessing currentphase relation (CPR). The measurements were made in the temperature range (0.89 . . . 0.99)T c with T c = 3.66 K. No fractional steps are observed at 10 GHz, while all integer steps are present, and their widths oscillate with microwave field amplitude, which suggests a nonskewed quasisine CPR. Therefore, the normalmetal covering alters the resistive state of the long thinfilm strip containing phaseslip centers so that the bimetallic long bridge exhibits characteristics similar to a Josephson weak link. Considering a simple fabrication procedure, it may be utilized in making Josephsoneffectbased devices such as DC and RF SQUIDs, especially in lowbudget projects. Additional smallscale oscillations of the step widths found between the main peaks and the missing first step at a higher frequency of 20 GHz near T c may be associated with Landau–Zener transitions between Andreev states and require further detailed study.
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O. G. Turutanov, A. G. Sivakov, A. S. Pokhila, and M. Grajcar
AIP Advances 14, 065214 (2024)
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03.06.2024 Publication
Semideviceindependent certification of the number of measurements
We develop a method for semideviceindependent certification of the number of measurements. We achieve this by testing whether Bob's steering equivalent observables can be simulated by 𝑘 measurements, which we do by testing whether they are 𝑘compatible with separable joint observable. This test can be performed with the aid of hierarchy of semidefinite programs, and whenever it fails one can conclude that Alice must have access to at least (𝑘+1)incompatible measurements.
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Isadora Veeren, Martin Plávala, Leevi Leppäjärvi, and Roope Uola
Phys. Rev. A 109, 062203 (2024)
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SASPRO 2 No. 945478, APVV220570 (DeQHOST), VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

28.05.2024 Publication
Dirac Landau levels for surfaces with constant negative curvature
Studies of the formation of Landau levels based on the Schrödinger equation for electrons constrained to curved surfaces have a long history. These include as prime examples surfaces with constant negative curvature, like the pseudosphere [A. Comtet, Ann. Phys. 173, 85 (1987)]. Now, topological insulators, hosting Diractype surface states, provide a unique platform to experimentally examine such quantum Hall physics in curved space. Hence, extending previous work we consider solutions of the Dirac equation for the pseudosphere for both the case of an overall perpendicular magnetic field and a homogeneous coaxial, thereby locally varying, magnetic field. For both magneticfield configurations, we provide analytical solutions for spectra and eigenstates. For the experimentally relevant case of a coaxial magnetic field we find that the Landau levels split and one class shows a peculiar scaling ∝𝐵1/4, thereby characteristically differing from the usual linear 𝐵 and 𝐵1/2 dependence of the planar Schrödinger and Dirac case, respectively. We compare our analytical findings to numerical results that we also extend to the case of the Minding surface.
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Maximilian Fürst, Denis Kochan, IoachimGheorghe Dusa, Cosimo Gorini, and Klaus Richter
Phys. Rev. B 109, 195433 (2024)
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IMPULZ IM202126 (SUPERSPIN), VEGA 2/0156/22 (QuaSiModo)

23.05.2024 Publication
Link between supercurrent diode and anomalous Josephson effect revealed by gatecontrolled interferometry
In Josephson diodes the asymmetry between positive and negative current branch of the currentphase relation leads to a polaritydependent critical current and Josephson inductance. The supercurrent nonreciprocity can be described as a consequence of the anomalous Josephson effect —a φ 0 shift of the currentphase relation— in multichannel ballistic junctions with strong spinorbit interaction. In this work, we simultaneously investigate φ 0 shift and supercurrent diode efficiency on the same Josephson junction by means of a superconducting quantum interferometer. By electrostatic gating, we reveal a direct link between φ 0 shift and diode effect. Our findings show that spinorbit interaction in combination with a Zeeman field plays an important role in determining the magnetochiral anisotropy and the supercurrent diode effect.
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Simon Reinhardt, Tim Ascherl, Andreas Costa, Johanna Berger, Sergei Gronin, Geoffrey C. Gardner, Tyler Lindemann, Michael J. Manfra, Jaroslav Fabian, Denis Kochan, Christoph Strunk, Nicola Paradiso
Nature Communications 15, 4413 (2024)
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IMPULZ IM202126 (SUPERSPIN), VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

10.05.2024 CourseQute
Introduction to quantum algorithms
These lectures are an introduction to quantum algorithms. The object is to provide a basis on which someone interested in the subject can build. The lectures aim to cover these topics:
1. Warm up – generating an eigenstate of an unknown ControlledU gate
2. DeutschJozsa algorithm (Basic algorithm, Effect of decoherence)
3. BersteinVazirani algorithm
4. Quantum search: Grover’s algorithm
5. Combining algorithms – testing linearity of Boolean functions
6. Quantum walks
7. Programmable processors
Speaker: Prof. Mark Hillery
Mark Hillery, a distinguished physicist with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, boasts a remarkable career spanning theoretical quantum optics and quantum information theory. Despite his extensive contributions, which include over 200 publications garnering more than 15,000 citations, Hillery remains notably modest, seemingly transported from his inner world of contemplation. His collaboration with the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) has been particularly fruitful, marked by pioneering work on multiuser quantum cryptographic protocols and quantum bit cloning. This collaboration, spanning decades, has significantly influenced the development of physical science in Slovakia. Hillery, now a professor at Hunter College, City University of New York, was recently honored with the International Prize of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, further solidifying his legacy. In his spare time, Hillery indulges in his love for literature, jazz, and Slovak folk art, embodying a humility that belies his considerable achievements.
Time: June 10  14, 2024, everyday at 10:30 AM
Place:
Auditorium QUTE, Institue of Physics, Bratislava
Lectures are MSc/PhD friendly, but open for all interested (Elementary Quantum Theory course is assumed) and free of charge. Please register HΞRΞ (no registration deadline) to receive all information.
Organized and supported by Slovak National Center for Quantum Technologies QUTE.sk.

09.05.2024 Publication
Singleshot labeling of quantum observables
We identify and study a particular class of distinguishability problems for quantum observables (positiveoperatorvalued measures), in which observables with permuted effects are involved, which we call the labeling problem. Consequently, we identify binary observables, which can be labeled perfectly. In this work, we study these problems in the singleshot regime.
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Nidhin Sudarsanan Ragini and Mario Ziman
Phys. Rev. A 109, 052415 (2024)
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APVV220570 (DEQHOST), VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

01.05.2024 Publication
Emergent Correlated Phases in Rhombohedral Trilayer Graphene Induced by Proximity SpinOrbit and Exchange Coupling
The impact of proximityinduced spinorbit and exchange coupling on the correlated phase diagram of rhombohedral trilayer graphene (RTG) is investigated theoretically. By employing ab initiofitted effective models of RTG encapsulated by transition metal dichalcogenides (spinorbit proximity effect) and ferromagnetic
Cr2Ge2Te6 (exchange proximity effect), we incorporate the Coulomb interactions within the randomphase approximation to explore potential correlated phases at different displacement fields and doping. We find a rich spectrum of spinvalley resolved Stoner and intervalley coherence instabilities induced by the spinorbit proximity effects, such as the emergence of a spinvalleycoherent phase due to the presence of valleyZeeman coupling. Similarly, proximity exchange removes the phase degeneracies by biasing the spin direction, enabling a magnetocorrelation effect—strong sensitivity of the correlated phases to the relative magnetization orientations (parallel or antiparallel) of the encapsulating ferromagnetic layers.
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Yaroslav Zhumagulov, Denis Kochan, and Jaroslav Fabian
Phys. Rev. Lett. 132, 186401 (2024)
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IMPULZ IM202126 (SUPERSPIN), VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

30.04.2024 Colloquium
Since time has the direction  Rudolph Clausius and his legacy today
It is steam engines that marked the dawn of industrialization, yielding both benefits and headache causing challenges. Beyond their practical applications, steam engines profoundly shaped our understanding of the physical world. Among the key figures in this transformation was Rudolph Clausius, whose groundbreaking work during the mid19th century significantly influenced our comprehension of energy and entropy. Despite his pivotal and broad contributions, Clausius remains somewhat underappreciated in today’s scientific community. His theories, however, serve as the bedrock connecting the microscopic and macroscopic realms, enabling us to control physical and chemical processes across various fields. Clausius was not only a physicist but also an early transdisciplinary scientist, bridging disciplines from physics to chemistry, information science, and economics. In this discussion, we’ll explore Clausius’s central insights, including his concept of the “motive force of heat” (now known as thermodynamics). We’ll delve into his role within the 19thcentury scientific community and draw connections to our contemporary world.
Speaker: Prof. Dieter Meschede (University of Bonn, Germany)
Time: May 15th, 2024, 15:00
Place: Lecture hall B, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina, Bratislava
Organized and supported by Slovak National Center for Quantum Technologies QUTE.sk and Humboldt Club SK.

24.04.2024Conference talk
Development of the Slovak National Quantum Communication Infrastructure
In this talk we will present both shortterm and longterm vision for our national Slovak QCI infrastructure and put it in the context of the whole EuroQCI endeavour. We will present the latest results building up our quantum testbed with the support of the underlying SANET infrastructure.
Conference talk by Djeylan Aktas at BQIT 2024 workshop held in Bristol (United Kingdom).  +++ 

21.04.2024 CourseQute
The Quantum World – From Experimental Insight to Technology
A tutorial lectures series on experiments introducing the audience into experimentally controlling quantum objects where single and many atoms will play a central role as simple model systems. This field started about 50 years ago when the nonintuitive world of quantum systems, especially the superposition principle, prompted experimenters to use lasers and light matter interaction to realize ever more illustrations of quantum phenomena. Over time those observations have turned into ever better control which today allows quantum engineers to apply simple quantum systems for tasks in quantum technology ranging from quantum sensing to simulation, communication and computing. The lectures will roughly follow this schedule but may be be adapted to the course of discussions:
• 13/05 09:15  10:45 What is Quantum? A General Introduction
• 14/05 09:15  10:45 Illustrating Key Quantum Phenomena in Experiments
• 15/05 09:15  10:45 Single and Few Atoms: Observing Simple Quantum Systems
• 16/05 09:15  10:45 Controlling Quantum Systems
• 17/05 09:15  10:45 Visions of Quantum Technology
Speaker: Prof. Dieter Meschede
Prof. Dieter Meschede gained his Ph.D. in 1984 in physics from the LudwigMaximiliansUniversität München, Since 1994, he is Full Professor of Physics at the University of Bonn, Germany and between 20182020 he was appointed as President of the German Physical Society (DPG). His research interests include the field of atomic, molecular and quantum physics. The socalled “conveyor belt of light” – it moves and sorts individual atoms with the aid of laser beams and radio frequency precision – is one of the outstanding research results of his research group. With the help of this “conveyor belt”, atoms could be used as an arithmetic unit for a quantum computer. This work has received great recognition with an Advanced ERC Grant (DQSIM).
Lectures are MSc/PhD friendly, but open for all interested (Elementary Quantum Theory course is assumed) and free of charge. Please register HΞRΞ (no registration deadline) to receive all information.
Place:
Auditorium QUTE, Institue of Physics, Bratislava
Organized and supported by Slovak National Center for Quantum Technologies QUTE.sk.

01.04.2024 Publication
Some aspects of resistivetonormal state transition by direct and microwave currents in superconducting thin films with phase slip lines
Based on analysis of currentvoltage characteristics and imaging of the resistive state of thinfilm tin strips using lowtemperature laser scanning microscopy (LTLSM), the process of destruction of superconductivity by current and microwave irradiation with the formation and spatial rearrangement of the order parameter phase slip lines, and their transformation into discrete localized normal domains are shown. The prospects of LTLSM are considered from the point of view of the study of the highfrequency properties of superconducting structures and spatial characteristics in the precritical state for instrumental applications.
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O. G. Turutanov, A. G. Sivakov, A. A. Leha, A. S. Pokhila, A. E. Kolinko, M. Grajcar
Low Temp. Phys. 50, 289–298 (2024)
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29.03.2024 Publication
Simple informationprocessing tasks with unbounded quantum advantage
Communication scenarios between two parties can be implemented by first encoding messages into some states of a physical system which acts as the physical medium of the communication and then decoding the messages by measuring the state of the system. We show that already in the simplest possible scenarios it is possible to detect a definite, unbounded advantage of quantum systems over classical systems. We do this by constructing a family of operationally meaningful communication tasks, each of which, on the one hand, can be implemented by using just a single qubit but which, on the other hand, require an unboundedly larger classical system for classical implementation. Furthermore, we show that even though, with the additional resource of shared randomness, the proposed communication tasks can be implemented by both quantum and classical systems of the same size, the number of coordinated actions needed for the classical implementation also grows unboundedly. In particular, no finite storage can be used to store all the coordinated actions required to implement all possible quantum communication tasks with classical systems. As a consequence, shared randomness cannot be viewed as a free resource.
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Teiko Heinosaari, Oskari Kerppo, Leevi Leppäjärvi, and Martin Plávala
Phys. Rev. A 109, 032627 (2024)
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SASPRO2 1372/03/01 (SeMIOpT), APVV220570 (DEQHOST), VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

21.03.2024 CourseQute
Quantum photonic device engineering
Series of 5x90 min lectures during 1618th April covering topics
• Single photon interference and sources
• Photon detectors and Photon counting technology
• Photon statistics: subpoissonian light and squeezed states
• Multiphoton interference and limits to visibility
• Applications to Quantum key distribution and Metrology
• Linear optics quantum computation and simulation
Lectures are MSc/PhD friendly, but open for all interested (Elementary Quantum Theory course is assumed) and free of charge. Please register HΞRΞ (no registration deadline) to receive all information.
Speaker: Prof. John Rarity
Professor of Optical Communication Systems at the University of Bristol. He was one of the early pioneers for experimental quantum information science and performed original quantum cryptography and quantum network communication experiments using single photons and entanglement. He was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant and for his contributions to quantum optics he was elected fellow of the Royal Society in 2015.
Program:
Tuesday 16/04 10:0011:30, 13:3015:00
Wednesday 17/04 10:0011:30, 13:3015:00
Thursday 18/04 10:0011:30
Place:
Auditorium QUTE, Institue of Physics, Bratislava
Organized and supported by Slovak National Center for Quantum Technologies QUTE.sk.

16.03.2024 Workshop
Miniworkshop: superconductivity, correlations, transport and layered materials
2930/04/2024, Bratislava, Slovakia
As before, a small workshop targeting current topics from superconductivity, correlated systems, altermagnetism, transport, etc. We asked speakers for more pedagogical talks, accessible to students in master and PhD programs, of course this can not be quarantined :) ... Workshop is free of charge and is open for all people interested to learn new things, meet new people, interact friendly and so on. There is no formal registration, but in order to plan coffee breaks please send "I will come" to email denis.kochan@savba.sk). The collection of speakers is closed and no poster session is organized.
PROGRAM venue: Auditorium QUTE, Institue of Physics, Bratislava
Monday, 29/04/2024
08:30 Registration/Administration duties
09:00 Andreas Costa (Regensburg): Supercurrent Diode Effect and SpinOrbit Phenomena in Superconducting Junctions
09:40 Aline Ramires (Villigen): SuperconductivityInduced Improper Orders
10:20 Coffee
10:50 Ming Hao Liu (Tainan): Electronic Quantum Transport Simulation for 2D Materials
11:30 Florian Libisch (Wien): Moiré Phonons in Twisted Heterostructures
12:10 Lunch
13:40 Libor Šmejkal (Mainz): Altermagnetism: From Spintronics Anomalies to Unconventional Magnets
14:20 Mathias Scheurer (Stuttgart): Superconducting Diode Effect in Graphene Moiré Systems and Altermagnets
15:00 Marko Milivojevic (Bratislava): Interplay of Altermagnetism and Weak Ferromagnetism in TwoDimensional RUF4
15:40 Coffee
16:10 Ján Smrek (Wien): Active Polymeric Materials
16:50 Pavol Szabó (Košice): High Spin Polarization in Co 2 FeSn Heusler Nanowires for Spintronics
17:30 Paulo Eduardo Faria Junior (Regensburg): Valley Zeeman Physics in Van der Waals Matter
18:10 End
19:30 Dinner (http://www.sundeck.sk)
Tuesday, 30/04/2024
08:40 Promo project Impulz
09:00 Andor Kormanyos (Budapest): NonLocal Andreev Reflection through Andreev Molecular States
09:40 Jorge Cayao (Uppsala): Majorana Bound States in SuperconductorSemiconductor Hybrids
10:20 Coffee
10:50 Peter Makk 2D antiferromagnets under pressure
11:30 Leonid Golub (Regensburg): Electrical Magnetochiral Current in Tellurium
12:10 Lunch
13:40 Magdalena Marganska (Regensburg): Electronic Interactions and Superconductivity with Fragmented Fermi Surface
14:20 Maksym Serbyn (Wien): Multilayer Graphenes as a Platform for Superconductivity
15:00 Adolfo Otero Fumega (Aalto): Intrinsic Flat Bands and Emergent Phenomena in 2D Materials
15:40 Coffee
16:10 Tomáš Bzdušek (Zürich): Spectra and Topological Numbers in Hyperbolic Lattices
16:50 Roman Martoňák (Bratislava): Kinetic Pathways to the BC8 Structure in Carbon and Silicon
17:30 Juraj Hašík (Amsterdam): Tensor Networks: Applications to Physics and Numerics
18:10 End
18:45 Dinner (http://www.patronskypivovar.sk/)
Orgs: Denis Kochan, František Herman
supported by IMPULZ project IM202126 SuperSpin and SASPRO2 project No. 945478 AuDS

06.03.2024 Publication
Bloch sphere analog of qudits using HeisenbergWeyl Operators
We study an analogous Bloch sphere representation of higherlevel quantum systems using the HeisenbergWeyl operator basis. We introduce a parametrization method that will allow us to identify a realvalued Bloch vector for an arbitrary density operator. Before going into arbitrary dlevel (d>=3) quantum systems (qudits), we start our analysis with threelevel ones (qutrits). It is well known that we need at least eight real parameters in the Bloch vector to describe arbitrary threelevel quantum systems (qutrits). However, using our method we can divide these parameters into four weight, and four angular parameters, and find that the weight parameters are inducing a unit sphere in fourdimension. And, the four angular parameters determine whether a Bloch vector is physical. Therefore, unlike its qubit counterpart, the qutrit Bloch sphere does not exhibit a solid structure. Importantly, this construction allows us to define different properties of qutrits in terms of Bloch vector components. We also examine the two and threedimensional sections of the sphere, which reveal a nonconvex yet closed structure for physical qutrit states. Further, we apply our representation to derive mutually unbiased bases (MUBs), characterize unital maps for qutrits, and assess ensembles using the HilbertSchmidt and Bures metrics. Moreover, we extend this construction to qudits, showcasing its potential applicability beyond the qutrit scenario.
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Gautam Sharma, Sibasish Ghosh and Sk Sazim
Physica Scripta 99, 045105 (2024)
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APVV220570 (DEQHOST), VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

26.02.2024 Workshop
CEQIP 2024
Dear Bob,
I did not see you for couple of months. How are you doing? Nevermind you forgot gifts for Christmas. I know you did research. Quantum research, of course. Any new algorithm? Not? Some cryptographic improvement? ... No? Some interesting calculation and new insight? Think about it. Remember CEQIP? Also not? Do not worry. No one remembers everything.
See you in June.
Your Sk.Alica
http://ceqip.eu/2024/

21.02.2024 Publication
Advantages of quantum communication revealed by the reexamination of hyperbit theory limitations
Pawłowski and Winter’s hyperbit theory, proposed in 2012, presented itself as an alternative to quantum theory, suggesting novel ways of redefining entanglement and classical communication paradigms. This research undertakes a meticulous reevaluation of hyperbit theory, uncovering significant operational constraints that question its equivalence with quantum mechanics. Crucially, the supposition that hyperbit theory and quantum theory are equivalent relies on the receiver having unattainable additional knowledge about the sender’s laboratory, indicating that the work by Pawłowski and Winter is incorrect. This study accentuates the constraints of hyperbits in information processing and sheds light on the superiority of quantum communication, thereby advancing the investigation at the intersection of classical and quantum communication.
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Giovanni Scala, Seyed Arash Ghoreishi, and Marcin Pawłowski
Phys. Rev. A 109, 022230 (2024)
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VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

12.02.2024 Publication
Gravitational quantum switch on a superposition of spherical shells
In the absence of a complete theory of quantum gravity, phenomenological models built upon minimal assumptions have been explored for the analysis of possible quantum effects in gravitational systems. Implications of a superposition of geometries have been considered in such models, including the occurrence of processes with indefinite order. In a gravitational quantum switch, in particular, the order of operations applied by two agents on a target system is entangled with the state of the geometry. We consider a model describing the superposition of geometries produced by distinct arrangements of spherical mass shells, and show that a protocol for the implementation of a gravitational quantum switch can be formulated in such a system. The geometries in superposition are identical in an exterior region outside a given radius, and differ within such a radius. The exterior region provides a classical frame from which the superposition of geometries in the interior region can be probed. One of the agents crosses the interior region and becomes entangled with the geometry, which is explored as a resource for the implementation of the quantum switch. Novel features of the protocol include the superposition of nonisometric geometries, the existence of a region with a definite geometry, and the fact that the agent that experiences the superposition of geometries is in free fall, preventing information on the global geometry to be obtained from within its laboratory.
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Natália S. Móller, Bruna Sahdo, Nelson Yokomizo
Quantum 8, 1248 (2024)
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Schwarz stipend, APVV220570 (DeQHOST), VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM), VEGA 2/0156/22 (QuaSiModo), JTF61466 (QISS)

12.02.2024 Publication
Incompatibility of quantum instruments
Quantum instruments describe outcome probability as well as state change induced by measurement of a quantum system. Incompatibility of two instruments, i. e. the impossibility to realize them simultaneously on a given quantum system, generalizes incompatibility of channels and incompatibility of positive operatorvalued measures (POVMs). We derive implications of instrument compatibility for the induced POVMs and channels. We also study relation of instrument compatibility to the concept of nondisturbance. Finally, we prove equivalence between instrument compatibility and postprocessing of certain instruments, which we term complementary instruments. We illustrate our findings on examples of various classes of instruments.
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Leevi Leppäjärvi, Michal Sedlák
Quantum 8, 1246 (2024)
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SASPRO2945478, APVV220570 (DeQHOST), VEGA 2/0183/21 (DESCOM)

04.02.2024 Job opening
Looking for PhD in quantum technologies and foundations ΞΞΞ
Are you a master/engineer student fascinated by quantum physics or future of quantum technologies? Want to understand quantum foundations, run quantum computers, build quantum systems, use quantum networks, or encrypt quantum messages? Interested to join our research team for four years of you life? That is the time it takes to do the research and become expert (with PhD title) in quantum simulations, or optical quantum communication networks, or quantum security, or foundations of quantum phenomena. All of these fields are waiting for your contribution. Currently, we have open several PhD positions at our Institute. We are open for your email ideally before 29/02/2024. As for the first step please get in contact with a potential PhD advisor (send him your cv, motivation letter and contacts to potential references), discuss the subject and follow his/her instructions. Do not wait until the submission deadline and do this as soon as possible. If you are uncertain who to contact, just choose any of us. We are all happy to help. \ΞΞΞ

01.02.2024 Job opening
IPSAS fellowship call  seeking for a colleague
Within the call for IPSAS fellowship we are looking for motivated postdoc, or a colleague willing to spent his/her sabbatical time with us. If interested please send your CV before February 29th (the sooner the better) directly to one of us. Choose the one who matches the best with your experience and interests. Making the right choice is part of the preselection process. If undecided email to ziman@savba.sk. Final interviews will happen in the second week of March.

29.01.2024 Publication
BoseEinstein condensates and the thinshell limit in anisotropic bubble traps
Within the many different models, that appeared with the use of cold atoms to create BECs, the bubble trap shaped potential has been of great interest. However, the relationship between the physical parameters and the resulting manifold geometry remains yet to be fully understood for the anisotropic bubble trap physics in the thinshell limit. In this paper, we work towards this goal by showing how the parameters of the system must be manipulated in order to allow for a noncollapsing thinshell limit. In such a limit, a dimensional compactification takes place, thus leading to an effective 2D Hamiltonian which relates to uptodate bubble trap experiments. At last, the resulting Hamiltonian is perturbatively solved for both the groundstate wave function and the excitation frequencies in the leading order of deviations from a spherical bubble trap.
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Elias J. P. Biral, Natália S. Móller, Axel Pelster, F. Ednilson A. dos Santos
New J. Phys. 26, 013035 (2024)
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Schwarz stipend, APVV180518 (OPTIQUTE), VEGA 2/0156/22 (QUASIMODO), JTF61466 (QISS)

14.01.2024 Publication
Design of deeply cooled ultralow dissipation amplifier and measuring cell for quantum measurements with a microwave singlephoton counter
The requirements and details of designing a measuring cell and lowbackaction deeplycooled amplifier for quantum measurements at 10 mK are discussed. This equipment is a part of a microwave singlephoton counter based on a superconducting flux qubit. The highelectron mobility transistors (HEMTs) in the amplifier operate in unsaturated microcurrent regime and dissipate only 1 μW of dc power per transistor. Simulated amplifier gain is 15 dB at 450 MHz with a highimpedance (≈ 5 kΩ) signal source and standard 50Ω output.
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O. G. Turutanov, A. M. Korolev, V. I. Shnyrkov, A. P. Shapovalov, M. Baránek, S. Kern, V. Yu. Lyakhno, P. Neilinger, M. Grajcar
Low Temp. Phys. 50, 82–88 (2024)
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