Publications

All of my papers and preprints can also be found on my arXiv page.

2022

  • Improving social welfare in non-cooperative games with different types of quantum resources
    Alastair A. Abbott, Mehdi Mhalla, Pierre Pocreau [arXiv]
  • Comparing the quantum switch and its simulations with energetically-constrained operations
    Marco Fellous-Asiani, Raphaël Mothe, Léa Bresque, Hippolyte Dourdent, Patrice A. Camati, Alastair A. Abbott, Alexia Auffèves, Cyril Branciard [arXiv]
  • Semi-device-independent certification of causal nonseparability with trusted quantum inputs
    Hippolyte Dourdent, Alastair A. Abbott, Nicolas Brunner, Ivan Šupić, Cyril Branciard
    Physical Review Letters 129, 090402 (2022) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Receiver-device-independent quantum key distribution protocols
    Marie Ioannou, Pavel Sekatski, Alastair A. Abbott, Denis Rosset, Jean-Daniel Bancal, Nicolas Brunner
    New Journal of Physics 24, 063006 (2022) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Receiver-device-independent quantum key distribution
    Marie Ioannou, Maria Ana Pereira, Davide Rusca, Fadri Grünenfelder, Alberto Boaron, Matthieu Perrenoud, Alastair A. Abbott, Pavel Sekatski, Jean-Daniel Bancal, Nicolas Maring, Hugo Zbinden, Nicolas Brunner
    Quantum 6, 718 (2022) [journal] [arXiv]

2021

  • Quantum circuits with classical versus quantum control of causal order
    Julian Wechs, Hippolyte Dourdent, Alastair A. Abbott, Cyril Branciard
    PRX Quantum 2, 030335 (2021) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Bounding and simulating contextual correlations in quantum theory
    Armin Tavakoli, Emmanuel Zambrini Cruzeiro, Roope Uola, Alastair A. Abbott
    PRX Quantum 2, 020334 (2021) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Computational advantage from quantum superposition of multiple temporal orders of photonic gates
    Márcio M. Taddei, Jaime Cariñe, Daniel Martínez, Tania García, Nayda Guerrero, Alastair A. Abbott, Mateus Araújo, Cyril Branciard, Esteban S. Gómez, Stephen P. Walborn, Leandro Aolita, Gustavo Lima
    PRX Quantum 2, 010320 (2021) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Experimental quantum communication enhancement by superposing trajectories
    Giulia Rubino, Lee A. Rozema, Daniel Ebler, Hlér Kristjánsson, Sina Salek, Philippe Allard Guérin, Alastair A. Abbott, Cyril Branciard, Časlav Brukner, Giulio Chiribella, Philip Walther
    Physical Review Research 3, 013093 (2021) [journal] [arXiv]

2020

  • Communication through coherent control of quantum channels
    Alastair A. Abbott, Julian Wechs, Dominic Horsman, Mehdi Mhalla, Cyril Branciard
    Quantum 4, 333 (2020) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Quantification of quantum dynamics with input-output games
    Roope Uola, Tristan Kraft, Alastair A. Abbott
    Physical Review A 101, 052306 (2020) [journal] [arXiv]

2019

  • Anomalous weak values without post-selection
    Alastair A. Abbott, Ralph Silva, Julian Wechs, Nicolas Brunner, Cyril Branciard
    Quantum 3, 194 (2019) [journal] [arXiv]
    See also the perspective in Quantum Views by Eliahu Cohen
  • A hybrid quantum-classical paradigm to mitigate embedding costs in quantum annealing
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude, Michael J. Dinneen, Richard Hua
    International Journal of Quantum Information 17, 1950042 (2019) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Experimental test of an entropic measurement uncertainty relation for arbitrary qubit observables
    Bülent Demirel, Stephan Sponar, Alastair A. Abbott, Cyril Branciard, Yuji Hasegawa
    New Journal of Physics 21, 013038 (2019) [journal] [arXiv]
  • On the definition and characterisation of multipartite causal (non)separability
    Julian Wechs, Alastair A. Abbott, Cyril Branciard
    New Journal of Physics 21, 013027 (2019) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Experimentally probing the algorithmic randomness and incomputability of quantum randomness
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude, Michael J. Dinneen, Nan Huang
    Physica Scripta 94, 045103 (2019) [journal] [arXiv]

2018

  • Semi-device-independent characterisation of multipartite entangled states and measurements
    Armin Tavakoli, Alastair A. Abbott, Marc-Olivier Renou, Nicolas Gisin, Nicolas Brunner
    Physical Review A 98, 052333 (2018) [journal] [arXiv]

2017

  • Genuinely multipartite noncausality
    Alastair A. Abbott, Julian Wechs, Fabio Costa, Cyril Branciard
    Quantum 1, 39 (2017) [journal] [arXiv]
  • The entropic approach to causal correlations
    Nikolai Miklin, Alastair A. Abbott, Cyril Branciard, Rafael Chaves, Costantino Budroni
    New Journal of Physics 19, 113041 (2017) [journal] [arXiv]

2016

  • Noise and disturbance of qubit measurements: an information-theoretic characterisation
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cyril Branciard
    Physical Review A 94, 062110 (2016) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Multipartite causal correlations: polytopes and inequalities
    Alastair A. Abbott, Christina Giarmatzi, Fabio Costa, Cyril Branciard
    Physical Review A 94, 032131 (2016) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Tight state-independent uncertainty relations for qubits
    Alastair A. Abbott, Pierre-Louis Alzieu, Michael J. W. Hall, Cyril Branciard
    Mathematics 4, 8 (2016) [journal] [arXiv]

2015

  • A non-probabilistic model of relativised predictability in physics
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude, Karl Svozil
    Information 6, 773 (2015) [journal] [arXiv]
  • A variant of the Kochen-Specker theorem localising value indefiniteness
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude, Karl Svozil
    Journal of Mathematical Physics 56, 102201 (2015) [journal] [arXiv]
  • On the unpredictability of individual quantum measurement outcomes
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude, Karl Svozil
    Fields of Logic and Computation II: Essays Dedicated to Yuri Gurevich on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday
    LNCS 9300, 69 (2015) [journal] [arXiv]

2014

  • Value-indefinite observables are almost everywhere
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude, Karl Svozil
    Physical Review A 89, 032109 (2014) [journal] [arXiv]
  • A quantum random number generator certified by value indefiniteness
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude, Karl Svozil
    Mathematical Structures in Computer Science 24, e240303 (2014) [journal] [arXiv]

2013

  • A quantum random oracle
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude, Karl Svozil
    Alan Turing: His Work and Impact (eds S. B. Cooper and J. van Leeuwen), pp. 206–210, (Elsevier Science, 2013)

2012

  • Strong Kochen-Specker theorem and incomputability of quantum randomness
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude, Jonathan Conder, Karl Svozil
    Physical Review A 86, 062109 (2012) [journal] [arXiv]
  • A nuclear magnetic resonance implementation of a classical Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm
    Alastair A. Abbott, Matthias Bechmann, Cristian S. Calude, Angelika Sebald
    International Journal of Unconventional Computing 8, 161 (2012) [journal] [arXiv]
  • Von Neumann normalisation of a quantum random number generator
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude
    Computability 1, 59 (2012) [journal] [arXiv]
  • De-quantisation of the Quantum Fourier Transform
    Alastair A. Abbott
    Applied Mathematics and Computation 219, 3 (2012) [journal] [arXiv]
  • The Deutsch-Jozsa problem: de-quantisation and entanglement
    Alastair A. Abbott
    Natural Computing 11, 3 (2012) [journal] [arXiv]

2011

  • Von Neumann normalisation and symptoms of randomness: an application to sequences of quantum random bits
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude
    Unconventional Computation (UC)
    LNCS 6714, 40 (2011) [journal]
  • Ontology-aided product classification: a nearest neighbour approach
    Alastair A. Abbott, Ian Watson
    Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development (ICCBR)
    LNAI 6880, 348 (2011) [journal]

2010

  • Understanding the quantum computational speed-up via de-quantisation
    Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude
    Developments in Computational Models: Causality, Computation, and Physics (DCM)
    EPTCS 26, 1 (2010) [journal] [arXiv]

Theses and other manuscripts

  • Value Indefiniteness, Randomness and Unpredictability in Quantum Foundations
    PhD thesis, University of Auckland and École Normale Supérieure (cotutelle, 2015)
    Supervised by Cristian S. Calude (UoA) and Giuseppe Longo (ENS)
    [full text]
  • Quantum Random Numbers: Certification and Generation
    MSc thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland (2011)
    Supervised by Cristian S. Calude
    [full text]