Associate Professor College of Science

We are actively involved in building strategic partnerships and collaborations with prestigious universities, international organizations and enterprises throughout the world. We offer great support for our members to participate in high-level academic exchanges, joint programs, conferences and other international activities.

Having members from all over the world, we also play an important role to promote multilateral cooperation and organize many academic and cultural activities in SUSTech to deepen mutual understanding between people with different cultural backgrounds.

Personal Profile

Research Interest
Quantum Information Theory

Information Thermodynamics

Energy Harvesting

Quantum Machine Learning

Foundations of Quantum Theory

Educational Background

2008 Ph.D. Physics Imperial College, London

2004 M.Sc. Physics Imperial College, London (first class honours)

1999 Bilingual International Baccalaureate Kungsholmens Gymnasium, Stockholm

 

Professional Experience

Jun 2017-Present Assoc. Prof. Dept. of Physics, SUSTech
Oct 2016-Apr 2017 Res. Assoc. QOLS, Physics Dept, Imperial College
Jan 2014- Apr 2017 Research Fellow Wolfson College, Oxford University (OU)
Jan 2013- Apr 2017 Lecturer St. Catherine’s College, OU.
Sep 2015- Apr 2017 Fellow London Inst. for Math. Sci. 
Jan 2014-Sep 2016 Res. Assoc. Atomic and Laser Physics, OU.
Aug 2010-Dec 2013 Research Fellow, NUS Singapore and OU.,
Dec 2007-Aug 2010 Wissenschaftl.Mitarb. R. Renner group ITP, ETH Zurich

Awards/Fellowships

 2015 Fellow of London Institute for Mathematical Sciences

2014 Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University

2003 Nuffield foundation grant for summer project in high-energy physics, Imperial/CERN

2002/3 Prize, Imperial’s Ideas Challenge & 3rd place team, Lee Kuan Yew global business plan competition

1999 Scholarship for academic excellence, Kungsholmens Gymnasium, Stockholm

 

Selected Publications

Lin, Y. L. and O. Dahlsten (2016). Tunnelling necessitates negative Wigner function. arXiv, arXiv:1607.01764.

Browne, C., T. Farrow, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2016). Organic molecule fluorescence as an experimental test-bed for quantum jumps in thermodynamics. Sent by editor of Nature Communications to referees.

Vidrighin, M. D., O. Dahlsten, M. Barbieri, M. S. Kim, V. Vedral, and I. A. Walmsley (2016). Photonic Maxwell’s Demon. Phys. Rev. Lett., Editors Sugg. 116 (5), 050401.

Dahlsten, Choi, Braun, Garner, and Vedral (2015). Equality for worst-case work at any protocol speed. Conditionally accepted in NJP, arXiv:1504.05152.

Dahlsten, O. C. O., A. Garner, and V. Vedral (2014). How uncertainty enables non-classical dynamics in an interferometer. Nature Communications (5), 4592.

Garner, A., M. Mueller, and O. Dahlsten (2014). The quantum bit from relativity of simultaneity on an interferometer. e-print, arXiv:1412.7112.

Yunger-Halpern, N., A. Garner, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2014). Unification of fluctuation theorems and one-shot statistical mechanics. e-print, arXiv:1409.3878.

Yunger-Halpern, N., A. Garner, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2015). Introducing one-shot work into fluctuation relations. New J. Phys. 17, 095003.

Dahlsten, O., C. Lupo, S. Mancini, and A. Serafini (2014). Entanglement Typicality. J.Phys. A. Math. Theor. 47, 363001.

Browne, C., A. Garner, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2013). Guaranteed energy efficient bit reset in finite time. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 100603.

Research

Quantum Information Theory

Information Thermodynamics

Energy Harvesting

Quantum Machine Learning

Foundations of Quantum Theory


Teaching

Quantum Information

General Physics


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[34] Liu F, Zhang Y, Dahlsten O, et al. On intelligent energy harvesting. Eprint Arxiv, 2018, 1806.10989.

[33] Wan K H, Liu F, Dahlsten O, et al. Learning Simon's quantum algorithm. Eprint Arxiv, 2018, 1806.10448.

[32] Halpern N, Garner A, Dahlsten O, et al. Maximum one-shot dissipated work from Rényi divergences. Physical Review E, 2018, 97(5).

[31] Akil A, Dahlsten O, Modesto L.Entanglement swapping in black holes: restoring predictability. Eprint Arxiv, 2018, 1805.09573.

[30] Akil A, Dahlsten O, Modesto L. A Firepoint at the Black Hole Singularity. Eprint Arxiv, 2018, 1805.04368.

[29] Lin Y, Dahlsten O. Tunnelling necessitates negative Wigner function. Eprint Arxiv, 2017, 1607.01764.

[28] Wan K, Dahlsten O, Kristjánsson H, et al. Quantum generalisation of feedforward neural networks. npj Quantum Information, 2017, doi: 10.1038/s41534-017-0032-4.

[27] Browne C, Farrow T, Dahlsten O, et al. Organic molecule fluorescence as an experimental test-bed for quantum jumps in thermodynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical & Engineering Sciences, 2017, 473(2204).

[26] Dahlsten O, Choi M, Braun D, et al. Entropic equality for worst-case work at any protocol speed. New Journal of Physics, 2017, 19(043013).

[25] Vidrighin M, Dahlsten O, Barbieri M, et al. Photonic Maxwell's Demon. Physical Review Letters, 2016, 116(5):050401.

[24] Garner A, Müller M, Dahlsten O. The quantum bit from relativity of simultaneity on an interferometer. Eprint Arxiv, 2016, 1412.7112.

[23] Halpern N, Garner A, Dahlsten O, et al. Introducing one-shot work into fluctuation relations. New Journal of Physics, 2015, 17(095003).

[22] Dahlsten O, Lupo C, Mancini S, et al. Entanglement Typicality. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & Theoretical, 2014, 47(36):628-640.

[21] Browne C, Garner A, Dahlsten O, et al.Guaranteed energy-efficient bit reset in finite time. Physical Review Letters, 2014, 113(10):100603.

[20] Dahlsten O, Garner A, Vedral V.The uncertainty principle enables non-classical dynamics in an interferometer. Nature Communications, 2013, (5):4592.

[19] Dahlsten O. Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics inspired by modern information theory. Entropy, 2013, 15(12):5346-5361.

[18] Plesch M, Dahlsten O, Goold J, et al. Comment on "quantum Szilard engine". Physical Review Letters, 2013, 111(18):188901.

[17] Dahlsten O, Garner A, Thompson J, et al. Particle exchange in post-quantum theories. Eprint ArXiv, 2013, 1307.2529.

[16] Garner A, Dahlsten O, Nakata Y, et al. A framework for phase and interference in generalized probabilistic theories. New Journal of Physics, 2013, 15(14):3925-3938.

[15] Egloff D, Dahlsten O, Renner R, et al. A measure of majorisation emerging from single-shot statistical mechanics. New Journal of Physics, 2012, 17(7).

[14] Müller M, Oppenheim J, Dahlsten O. The black hole information problem beyond quantum theory. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012, 2012(9):1-32.

[13] Plesch M, Dahlsten O, Goold J, et al. Measurement and Particle Statistics in the Szilard Engine. Eprint Arxiv, 2012, 4:6995.

[12] Dahlsten O, Lercher D, Renner R. Tsirelson's bound from a Generalised Data Processing Inequality. New Journal of Physics, 2012, 14(6).

[11] Müller M, Dahlsten O, Vedral V. Unifying typical entanglement and coin tossing: on randomization in probabilistic theories. Communications in Mathematical Physics, 2012, 316(2):441-487.

[10] Dahlsten O, Renner R, Rieper E, et al. Inadequacy of von Neumann entropy for characterising extractable work. New Journal of Physics, 2011, 13(5):053015.

[9] Del Rio L, Dahlsten O, Vedral V, et al. The thermodynamic meaning of negative entropy. Nature, 2011, 474(7349):61.

[8] Gross D, Mueller M, Dahlsten O, et al. All reversible dynamics in maximally nonlocal theories are trivial. Physical Review Letters, 2010, 104(8):080402.

[7] Plato A, Dahlsten O, Plenio M. Random circuits by measurements on weighted graph states. Physical Review A, 2008, 78(4):144.

[6] Barnum H, Dahlsten O, Leifer M, et al. Nonclassicality without entanglement enables bit commitment. Information Theory Workshop, 2008. ITW '08. IEEE. IEEE, 2008:386-390.

[5] Dahlsten O, Oliveira R, Plenio M. Emergence of typical entanglement in two-party random processes. Journal of Physics A General Physics, 2007, 40(28):8081-8108.

[4] Serafini A, Dahlsten O, Gross D, et al. Canonical and micro-canonical typical entanglement of continuous variable systems. Journal of Physics A General Physics, 2007, 40(31):9551-9576.

[3] Dahlsten O, Plenio M, et al. Entanglement probability distribution of bi-partite randomised stabilizer states. Quantum Information & Computation, 2006, 6(6):527-538.

[2] Oliveira R, Dahlsten O, Plenio M. Tunnelling necessitates negative Wigner functionReview Letters, 2007, 98(13):130502.

[1] Serafini A, Dahlsten O, Plenio M. Teleportation fidelities of squeezed states from thermodynamical state space measures. Physical Review Letters, 2006, 98(17).

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The Department of Physics at Southern University of Science and Technology has been established since 2011. The Department’s commitment is to develop  first-class education and top-notch research in physics. The Department of Physics has been granted authority to award bachelor's degree in Physics and Applied Physics. Moreover, the Department offers long-term joint Master and PhD programmes, in collaboration with other renowned universities, including Peking University, Harbin Institute of Technology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and National University of Singapore. In addition, the Department has established long-term joint post-doctoral workstations with Peking University, Fudan University, Wuhan University and other colleges and universities.

he Department has a current size of 37 academic staff, including 6 chair Professors, 6 Professors, 17 Associate Professors, and 8 Assistant Professors. There are 4 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (including joint employment), 2 Distinguished Young Scholar, and 3 “Pengcheng” scholars. All members of our academic staff have study or work experience at top 100 universities in the world. The Department of Physics now offers 4 majors in condensed matter physics, computational physics, theoretical physics and optics, while setting up biological physics, astrophysics and particle physics. The staff members are engaged in frontier researches in the fields of quantum transport and regulation, surface physics, materials physics, computational physics, condensed matter theory, quantum information and quantum computing.

In recent years, our staff members have published many papers in high profile journals, gaining the Department international impact. Our research support totaled more than 220.26 million (CNY), including 49 projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China, 9 projects from Ministry of Science and Technology and Department of Education, 14 projects from Guangdong Natural Science Foundation, and 45 projects from Shenzhen City. Our academic staff have published up to 500 papers in recent years. The journals include "Physics Review Letters", "Nature Communications", "Journal of the American Chemical Society", "Advanced Energy / Functional Materials", "NPG Asia Materials", "Physical Review B" and other academic journals.  Southern University of Science and Technology, carrying historical responsibility of higher education reform in China, is rapidly developing towards the direction of international, high-level, research-oriented university. Keeping pace with the university, the Department of Physics has established a long-term development plan to forge ahead in their endeavor, to enhance its own overall strength both in hardware and software, and to strive to maintain the forward momentum into a world-class physics department at an early date. 

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