Jon Allcock

Senior Researcher
Tencent Quantum Lab

10/F World Finance Centre South Tower
Harbour City
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong


Background and research interests

I obtained my PhD in Mathematics from the University of Bristol in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Noah Linden, where I was a member of the Quantum Computation and Information Group. After completing my thesis I spent 6 years working outside of science, for the consulting company BTS. In 2016 I returned to acadaemia as a post-doc at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Communications.

While my thesis focused on non-locality, quantum games and quantum communication, I am interested in all areas of quantum and classical computation. At the moment I am particularly interested in quantum algorithms with applications to quantum chemistry.


Title Co-authors Reference
Closed sets of non-local correlations Nicolas Brunner, Noah Linden, Sandu Popsecu, Paul Skrzypczyk and Tamas Vertesi Phys. Rev. A 80, 062107 (2009)
Recovering part of the quantum boundary from information causality Nicolas Brunner, Marcin Pawlowski and Valerio Scarani Phys. Rev. A 80, 040103(R) (2009)
Arbitrarily little knowledge can give a quantum advantage for nonlocal tasks Noah Linden and Harry Buhrman Phys. Rev. A 80, 032105 (2009)
Quantum communication beyond the localization length in disordered spin chains Noah Linden Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 110501 (2009)