Mathematical Physics Research Group

The Mathematical Physics Research Group at Lebanon Valley College conducts interdisciplinary, collaborative research involving undergraduate students from mathematics, physics, and computer science. Our primary research area is quantum information science. To date, we have focused on questions surrounding the phenomenon of quantum entanglement.

Loosely speaking, entanglement is a property of physical systems on the submicroscopic scale that can be used to build computation and communication devices that will perform tasks that are not possible on today's most advanced supercomputers. The prospect of powerful applications motivates entanglement reseach.

Ongoing work of faculty principal investigators David Lyons (mathematics) and Scott Walck (physics) centers around the problems of classifying types of entangled states, understanding entanglement as a resource for quantum computation and communication, and exploring the information contained in subsystems of multiparty quantum systems. This project is currently supported by the National Science Foundation.

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