Antonio Acín

Antonio Acín

Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Engineering Sciences

Antonio Acín is an ICREA Research Professor at ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences. He has a degree in Physics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He got his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2001 from the UB. After a post-doctoral stay in Geneva, in the group of Prof. Gisin (GAP-Optique), he joined ICFO in 2003. At ICFO, Acín leads the Quantum Information Theory group. His research has been awarded with 4 grants from the European Research Council: 1 Starting, 1 Proof of Concept, 1 Consolidator and 1 Advanced Grant, the latter starting in 2020. He also received an AXA Chair in Quantum Information Science in 2016.

Research interests

Acín’s main research interest is in quantum information theory. This is a scientific area that studies how information is processed and transmitted when encoded on quantum particles. Using quantum effects, new information tasks become possible: more powerful computers, novel cryptographic protocols with unprucedented levels of security or more precise sensing devices. It is a highly inter-disciplinary area combining tools and concepts from mathematics, computer science, physics and engineering. Acín’s research activity also covers aspects of foundations of quantum physics, quantum thermodynamics, many-body physics and quantum optics.

Selected publications

– De Santis D, Johansson M, Bylicka B, Bernardes NK & Acin A 2019, ‘Correlation measure detecting almost all non-Markovian evolutions‘, Physical Review A, 99, 1, 012303.

– Gomez S, Mattar A, Machuca I, Gomez ES, Cavalcanti D, Jimenez Farias O, Acin A & Lima G 2019, ‘Experimental investigation of partially entangled states for device-independent randomness generation and self-testing protocols’, Physical Review A, 99, 3, 032108.

– Bourdoncle B, LinP-S, Rosset D, Acin A & Liang Y-C 2019, ‘Regularising data for practical randomness generation’, Quantum Science And Technology, 4, 2, 025007.

– Baccari F, Tura J, Fadel M, Aloy A, Bancal J-D, Sangouard N, Lewenstein MAcin A & Augusiak R 2019, ‘Bell correlation depth in many-body systems’, Physical Review A, 100, 2, 022121.

– Mehboudi M, Parrondo JMR & Acin A 2019, ‘Linear response theory for quantum Gaussian processes’, New Journal Of Physics, 21, 083036.

– Tura J, Aloy A, Baccari F, Acin ALewenstein M & Augusiak R 2019, ‘Optimization of device-independent witnesses of entanglement depth from two-body correlators’, Physical Review A, 100, 3, 032307.

– Pozas-Kerstjens A, Rabelo R, Rudnicki L, Chaves R, Cavalcanti D, Navascues M & Acin A 2019, ‘Bounding the Sets of Classical and Quantum Correlations in Networks’, Physical Review Letters, 123, 14, 140503.

– Augusiak R, Salavrakos A, Tura J & Acin A 2019, ‘Bell inequalities tailored to the Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states of arbitrary local dimension’, New Journal Of Physics, 21, 11, 113001.

– Aloy A, Tura J, Baccari F, Acin ALewenstein M & Augusiak R 2019, ‘Device-Independent Witnesses of Entanglement Depth from Two-Body Correlators‘, Physical Review Letters, 123, 10, 100507.