Dr Eric Cavalcanti

ARC DECRA Fellow, School of Physics
Researcher, Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science

A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Dr. Eric Cavalcanti is an ARC-funded researcher in the Quantum Science group at the School of Physics, and a research leader for the quantum foundations cluster at the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science, an interdisciplinary research centre with the aim to promote collaboration between science and humanities researchers.

Research interests

Cavalcanti is a member of the Quantum Physics Research Group. Quantum Science constitutes a new frontier in physics that aims to understand, control, and exploit quantum phenomena to create revolutionary new science and technology. At The University of Sydney, the School of Physics is at the forefront of this new scientific endeavour with the experimental and theoretical work done by the Quantum Science research group in atomic physics, mesoscopic physics, quantum control theory, quantum information theory, and quantum foundations.

Cavalcanti's research focuses on foundational questions in quantum theory as well as applications to quantum information theory, including generalized probabilistic theories, characterization and measures of entanglement, quantum nonlocality, mesoscopic systems, quantum cryptography and quantum optics.

In the media

No-go theorem on the reality of the quantum state featured in Ars Technica:

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/07/quantum-state-may-be-a-real-thing/

Selected grants

2012

  • The Structure of Nonclassicality and the Foundations of Quantum Theory; Cavalcanti E, Cavalcanti E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

2009

  • Quantum Steering, Nonlocality and Foundations; Cavalcanti E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Barrett, J., Cavalcanti, E., Lal, R., Maroney, O. (2014). No ψ -epistemic model can fully explain the indistinguishability of quantum states. Physical Review Letters, 112(25), Article number 250403. [More Information]
  • Schneeloch, J., Broadbent, C., Walborn, S., Cavalcanti, E., Howell, J. (2013). Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering inequalities from entropic uncertainty relations. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 87(6), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Hall, M., Wiseman, H. (2013). Entanglement verification and steering when alice and bob cannot be trusted. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 87(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Evans, D., Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H. (2013). Loss-tolerant tests of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 88(2), 022106-1-022106-16. [More Information]
  • Bennet, A., Evans, D., Saunders, D., Branciard, C., Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H., Pryde, G. (2012). Arbitrarily Loss-Tolerant Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Steering Allowing a Demonstration over 1 km of Optical Fiber with No Detection Loophole. Physical Review X, 2(3), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H. (2012). Bell Nonlocality, Signal Locality and Unpredictability (or What Bohr Could Have Told Einstein at Solvay Had He Known About Bell Experiments). Foundations of Physics, 42(10), 1329-1338. [More Information]
  • Branciard, C., Cavalcanti, E., Walborn, S., Scarani, V., Wiseman, H. (2012). One-sided device-independent quantum key distribution: Security, feasibility, and the connection with steering. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 85(1), Article number010301. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., He, Q., Reid, M., Wiseman, H. (2011). Unified criteria for multipartite quantum nonlocality. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 84(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • He, Q., Cavalcanti, E., Reid, M., Drummond, P. (2010). Bell inequalities for Continuous-Variable Measurements. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 81, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2010). Causation, Decision Theory, and Bell’s Theorem: A Quantum Analogue of the Newcomb Problem. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 61(3), 569-597. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Jones, S., Wiseman, H., Reid, M. (2009). Experimental criteria for steering and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 80(3), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Drummond, P., Bachor, H., Reid, M. (2009). Spin entanglement, decoherence and Bohm’s EPR paradox. Optics Express, 17(21), 18693-18702. [More Information]
  • He, Q., Cavalcanti, E., Reid, M., Drummond, P. (2009). Testing for Multipartite Quantum Nonlocality Using Functional Bell Inequalities. Physical Review Letters, 103(18), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Reid, M., Drummond, P., Bowen, W., Cavalcanti, E., Lam, P., Bachor, H., Andersen, U., Leuchs, G. (2009). The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox: From concepts to applications. Reviews of Modern Physics, 81, 1727-1751. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Reid, M. (2008). Criteria for generalized macroscopic and mesoscopic quantum coherence. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 77(6), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Ferris, A., Olsen, M., Cavalcanti, E., Davis, M. (2008). Detection of continuous variable entanglement without coherent local oscillators. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 78(6), 1-4. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Broadbent, C., Schneeloch, J., Walborn, S., Cavalcanti, E., Howell, J. (2013). Entropic EPR steering inequalities. Frontiers in Optics 2013 (FIO 2013), Washington DC, USA: The Optical Society.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N., Pienaar, J. (2013). The preparation problem in nonlinear evolution. Quantum mechanics seen through closed timelike curves, France: Fondation Les Treilles.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N., Pienaar, J. (2012). A theory of nonlinear boxes. International Symposium on Contamination Control, Zurich: ICCCS.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H., Branciard, C., Walborn, S., Scarani, V. (2012). One-sided Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution. Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing, United States: Springer.
  • Wiseman, H., Evans, D., Branciard, C., Cavalcanti, E., Bennet, A., Saunders, D., Pryde, G. (2011). Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Steering with No Detection Loophole over 1 km of Optical Fibre. IQEC/CLEO Pacific Rim, Sydney: IQEC/CLEO Pacific Rim.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2011). The preparation problem. Foundations of Probability and Physics-6,, Växjö: Linnaeus University.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2010). Closed timelike curves and the measurement problem. Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2010). Closed timelike curves, nonlinear evolution and a preparation problem. 10th International Conference on Quantum Control, Measurement, and Computation QCMC 2010, United States: Springer.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2010). The preparation problem. 2nd PIAF workshop, United States: Springer.
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2009). Causation, Decision Theory and Bell’s theorem. Quantum Theory: Reconsideration of Foundations 5, Växjö: Linnaeus University.
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2009). Causation, Decision Theory and Bell’s theorem. Vienna Symposium on the Foundations of Modern Physics, Vienna: VCQ.
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2009). Newcomb's problem and Bell's theorem. Causation and Decision Theory, Sydney: Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Jones, S., Wiseman, H., Reid, M. (2008). Inequalities for steering and the EPR paradox. XII International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Philadelphia: IOP Publishing.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Foster, C., Reid, M., Drummond, P. (2008). New Bell’s for Old: inequalities for continuous-variables correlations. Biennial Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Adelaide: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2008). Newcomb’s Problem in the light of Bell’s theorem. The Clock and the Quantum, Waterloo: Perimeter Institute.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H. (2008). Steering, predictability and other concepts of experimental metaphysics. PIAF Workshop in Quantum Foundations, United States: Springer.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Foster, C., Reid, M., Jones, S., Wiseman, H. (2008). The EPR paradox and Steering Witnesses. Quantum Information and Control In Queensland, Cairns: QICIQ.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Jones, S., Wiseman, H., Reid, M., Foster, C. (2008). The ethics of entanglement: steering from a quantum information viewpoint. Sydney Quantum Information Theory Workshop, Sydney: The University of Sydney, School of Physics.

Other

  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2010), The preparation problem, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, October 2010.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2010), The preparation problem, University of Maryland, College Park, November 2010.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Jones, S., Wiseman, H., Reid, M. (2009), Experimental criteria for steering and the EPR paradox, ICFO, Barcelona, July 2009.
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2009), Newcomb’s problem in the light of Bell’s theorem, Philosophy Department, The University of Queensland, March 2009.

2014

  • Barrett, J., Cavalcanti, E., Lal, R., Maroney, O. (2014). No ψ -epistemic model can fully explain the indistinguishability of quantum states. Physical Review Letters, 112(25), Article number 250403. [More Information]

2013

  • Schneeloch, J., Broadbent, C., Walborn, S., Cavalcanti, E., Howell, J. (2013). Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering inequalities from entropic uncertainty relations. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 87(6), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Hall, M., Wiseman, H. (2013). Entanglement verification and steering when alice and bob cannot be trusted. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 87(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Broadbent, C., Schneeloch, J., Walborn, S., Cavalcanti, E., Howell, J. (2013). Entropic EPR steering inequalities. Frontiers in Optics 2013 (FIO 2013), Washington DC, USA: The Optical Society.
  • Evans, D., Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H. (2013). Loss-tolerant tests of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 88(2), 022106-1-022106-16. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N., Pienaar, J. (2013). The preparation problem in nonlinear evolution. Quantum mechanics seen through closed timelike curves, France: Fondation Les Treilles.

2012

  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N., Pienaar, J. (2012). A theory of nonlinear boxes. International Symposium on Contamination Control, Zurich: ICCCS.
  • Bennet, A., Evans, D., Saunders, D., Branciard, C., Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H., Pryde, G. (2012). Arbitrarily Loss-Tolerant Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Steering Allowing a Demonstration over 1 km of Optical Fiber with No Detection Loophole. Physical Review X, 2(3), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H. (2012). Bell Nonlocality, Signal Locality and Unpredictability (or What Bohr Could Have Told Einstein at Solvay Had He Known About Bell Experiments). Foundations of Physics, 42(10), 1329-1338. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H., Branciard, C., Walborn, S., Scarani, V. (2012). One-sided Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution. Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing, United States: Springer.
  • Branciard, C., Cavalcanti, E., Walborn, S., Scarani, V., Wiseman, H. (2012). One-sided device-independent quantum key distribution: Security, feasibility, and the connection with steering. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 85(1), Article number010301. [More Information]

2011

  • Wiseman, H., Evans, D., Branciard, C., Cavalcanti, E., Bennet, A., Saunders, D., Pryde, G. (2011). Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Steering with No Detection Loophole over 1 km of Optical Fibre. IQEC/CLEO Pacific Rim, Sydney: IQEC/CLEO Pacific Rim.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2011). The preparation problem. Foundations of Probability and Physics-6,, Växjö: Linnaeus University.
  • Cavalcanti, E., He, Q., Reid, M., Wiseman, H. (2011). Unified criteria for multipartite quantum nonlocality. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 84(3), 1-8. [More Information]

2010

  • He, Q., Cavalcanti, E., Reid, M., Drummond, P. (2010). Bell inequalities for Continuous-Variable Measurements. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 81, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2010). Causation, Decision Theory, and Bell’s Theorem: A Quantum Analogue of the Newcomb Problem. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 61(3), 569-597. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2010). Closed timelike curves and the measurement problem. Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2010). Closed timelike curves, nonlinear evolution and a preparation problem. 10th International Conference on Quantum Control, Measurement, and Computation QCMC 2010, United States: Springer.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2010). The preparation problem. 2nd PIAF workshop, United States: Springer.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2010), The preparation problem, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, October 2010.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Menicucci, N. (2010), The preparation problem, University of Maryland, College Park, November 2010.

2009

  • Cavalcanti, E. (2009). Causation, Decision Theory and Bell’s theorem. Quantum Theory: Reconsideration of Foundations 5, Växjö: Linnaeus University.
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2009). Causation, Decision Theory and Bell’s theorem. Vienna Symposium on the Foundations of Modern Physics, Vienna: VCQ.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Jones, S., Wiseman, H., Reid, M. (2009). Experimental criteria for steering and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 80(3), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Jones, S., Wiseman, H., Reid, M. (2009), Experimental criteria for steering and the EPR paradox, ICFO, Barcelona, July 2009.
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2009). Newcomb's problem and Bell's theorem. Causation and Decision Theory, Sydney: Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney.
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2009), Newcomb’s problem in the light of Bell’s theorem, Philosophy Department, The University of Queensland, March 2009.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Drummond, P., Bachor, H., Reid, M. (2009). Spin entanglement, decoherence and Bohm’s EPR paradox. Optics Express, 17(21), 18693-18702. [More Information]
  • He, Q., Cavalcanti, E., Reid, M., Drummond, P. (2009). Testing for Multipartite Quantum Nonlocality Using Functional Bell Inequalities. Physical Review Letters, 103(18), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Reid, M., Drummond, P., Bowen, W., Cavalcanti, E., Lam, P., Bachor, H., Andersen, U., Leuchs, G. (2009). The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox: From concepts to applications. Reviews of Modern Physics, 81, 1727-1751. [More Information]

2008

  • Cavalcanti, E., Reid, M. (2008). Criteria for generalized macroscopic and mesoscopic quantum coherence. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 77(6), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Ferris, A., Olsen, M., Cavalcanti, E., Davis, M. (2008). Detection of continuous variable entanglement without coherent local oscillators. Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 78(6), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Cavalcanti, E., Jones, S., Wiseman, H., Reid, M. (2008). Inequalities for steering and the EPR paradox. XII International Conference on Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Philadelphia: IOP Publishing.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Foster, C., Reid, M., Drummond, P. (2008). New Bell’s for Old: inequalities for continuous-variables correlations. Biennial Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Adelaide: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Cavalcanti, E. (2008). Newcomb’s Problem in the light of Bell’s theorem. The Clock and the Quantum, Waterloo: Perimeter Institute.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Wiseman, H. (2008). Steering, predictability and other concepts of experimental metaphysics. PIAF Workshop in Quantum Foundations, United States: Springer.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Foster, C., Reid, M., Jones, S., Wiseman, H. (2008). The EPR paradox and Steering Witnesses. Quantum Information and Control In Queensland, Cairns: QICIQ.
  • Cavalcanti, E., Jones, S., Wiseman, H., Reid, M., Foster, C. (2008). The ethics of entanglement: steering from a quantum information viewpoint. Sydney Quantum Information Theory Workshop, Sydney: The University of Sydney, School of Physics.

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