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Dr Shash Virmani
Senior Lecturer


I am a theoretical physicist working in the theory of quantum information and computation. My research to date has covered aspects of entanglement theory, architectures for quantum computing, quantum channel capacities, classical simulation of quantum systems, and the construction of local hidden variable models. For more details on my research, please see my research tab.

*******Funded PhD studentship available to start in 2024! Application deadline at the beginning of April. See my personal research tab above for details********


I have an MSci in Physics and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and a PhD in Quantum Information theory from Imperial College.


I am currently the director of the foundation programmes in Mathematics and Computing and Economics and Mathematics.

Newest selected publications

Anwar, H., Jevtic, S., Rudolph, O. and Virmani, S. (2015) 'Smallest state spaces for which bipartite entangled quantum states are separable'. New Journal of Physics, 17 (9). pp. 093047 - 093047. ISSN: 1367-2630 Open Access Link

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Anwar, H., Jevtic, S., Rudolph, O. and Virmani, S. (2014) 'Families of pure PEPS with efficiently simulatable local hidden variablemodels for most measurements'. arXiv, 1412 (3780). pp. 1 - 6. ISSN: 2331-8422 Open Access Link

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Virmani, S. and Ratanje, N. (2012) 'Exploiting non-quantum entanglement to widen applicability of limited-entanglement classical simulations of quantum systems'. arXiv.

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Ratanje, N. and Virmani, S. (2011) 'Generalized state spaces and nonlocality in fault-tolerant quantum-computing schemes'. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 83 (3). ISSN: 1050-2947 Open Access Link

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Wunderlich, H., Virmani, S. and Plenio, MB. (2010) 'Highly efficient estimation of entanglement measures for large experimentally created graph states via simple measurements'. New Journal of Physics, 12 (8). pp. 083026 - 083026. ISSN: 1367-2630

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