Dpto. de Química-Física
Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología
Universidad del País Vasco, UPV/EHU
Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
Theory of multipartite entanglement
Entanglement is one of the distinctive features of quantum physics compared to the classical world. Despite the enormous efforts and the many amazing results during the past decade there is still no general theory of entanglement in multipartite systems. My focus is in the classification and the quantification of entanglement in multi-qubit states.
Transport in mesoscopic systems, superconducting nanocircuits, circuit QED:
Mesoscopic transport is a well-established field by now but still holds many surprises and interesting new effects. One of the most exciting recent developments is circuit QED - that is, superconducting circuits that act as "artificial atoms" coupled to electromagnetic resonators.
Quantum optics applications in solid-state systems:
In the context of practical quantum information processing and controlled quantum dynamics, it becomes more and more interesting to learn about and try to apply quantum optics know-how to solid-state specific tasks.
Volcanoes and physics
I spent many years in Sicily, so Mt Etna made me notice that there is quite a bit of physics going on in volcanoes. It is a great challenge to gain a more quantitative understanding of some of it.