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Oscar Dahlsten

Associate Professor

Department of Physics


Room, 201, Chaungyuan 10

Research Interest
Quantum Information Theory
Information Thermodynamics
Energy Harvesting 
Quantum Machine Learning 
Foundations of Quantum Theory 
Educational Background
2008 Ph.D. Physics Imperial College, London
2004 M.Sc. Physics Imperial College, London (first class honours)
1999 Bilingual International Baccalaureate Kungsholmens Gymnasium, Stockholm
Professional Experience
Jun 2017-Now          Assoc. Prof.             Department of Physics, SUSTech 
Oct 2016-Apr 2017     Res. Assoc.             QOLS, Physics Dept, Imperial College
Jan 2014- Apr 2017    Research Fellow      Wolfson College, Oxford University (OU)
Jan 2013- Apr 2017    Lecturer                 St. Catherine’s College, OU.
Sep 2015- Apr 2017    Fellow                    London Inst. for Math. Sci.           
Jan 2014-Sep 2016     Res. Assoc.             Atomic and Laser Physics, OU.
Aug 2010-Dec 2013     Research Fellow,     NUS Singapore and OU.,
Dec 2007-Aug 2010     Wissenschaftl.Mitarb. R. Renner group ITP, ETH Zurich
2015 Fellow of London Institute for Mathematical Sciences
2014 Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University
2003 Nuffield foundation grant for summer project in high-energy physics, Imperial/CERN
2002/3 Prize, Imperial’s Ideas Challenge & 3rd place team, Lee Kuan Yew global business plan competition
1999 Scholarship for academic excellence, Kungsholmens Gymnasium, Stockholm
Selected Publications
1. Lin, Y. L. and O. Dahlsten (2016). Tunnelling necessitates negative Wigner function. arXiv, arXiv:1607.01764.
2. Browne, C., T. Farrow, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2016). Organic molecule fluorescence as an experimental test-bed for quantum jumps in thermodynamics. Sent by editor of Nature Communications to referees.
3. Vidrighin, M. D., O. Dahlsten, M. Barbieri, M. S. Kim, V. Vedral, and I. A. Walmsley (2016). Photonic Maxwell’s Demon. Phys. Rev. Lett., Editors Sugg. 116 (5), 050401.
4. Dahlsten, Choi, Braun, Garner, and Vedral (2015). Equality for worst-case work at any protocol speed. Conditionally accepted in NJP, arXiv:1504.05152.
5. Dahlsten, O. C. O., A. Garner, and V. Vedral (2014). How uncertainty enables non-classical dynamics in an interferometer. Nature Communications (5), 4592.
6. Garner, A., M. Mueller, and O. Dahlsten (2014). The quantum bit from relativity of simultaneity on an interferometer. e-print, arXiv:1412.7112.
7. Yunger-Halpern, N., A. Garner, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2014). Unification of fluctuation theorems and one-shot statistical mechanics. e-print, arXiv:1409.3878.
8. Yunger-Halpern, N., A. Garner, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2015). Introducing one-shot work into fluctuation relations. New J. Phys. 17, 095003.
9. Dahlsten, O., C. Lupo, S. Mancini, and A. Serafini (2014). Entanglement Typicality. J.Phys. A. Math. Theor. 47, 363001.
10. Browne, C., A. Garner, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2013). Guaranteed energy efficient bit reset in finite time. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 100603.
11. Dahlsten, O. C. O. (2013). Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics inspired by modern information theory.
Invited special issue: “Maxwell’s demon 2013”, Ed. O. Maroney, Entropy.
12. Plesch, M., O. Dahlsten, J. Goold, and V. Vedral (2013). Comment on “Quantum Szilard Engine”. Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 (18), 188901.
13. Dahlsten, O. C. O., A. Garner, J. Thompson, M. Gu, and V. Vedral (2013). Particle exchange in postquantum theories. Conditionally accepted in NJP, arXiv:1307.2529.
14. Garner, A. J. P., O. C. O. Dahlsten, Y. Nakata, M. Murao, and V. Vedral (2013). A framework for phase and interference in generalized probabilistic theories. New Journal of Physics 15(9), 093044.
15. Egloff, D, O. C. O. Dahlsten, R Renner, and V Vedral (2015). A measure of majorization emerging from single-shot statistical mechanics. New Journal of Physics 17(7), 073001.
16. Muller, M., J. Oppenheim, and O. C. O. Dahlsten (2012). The black hole information problem beyond quantum theory. Journal of High Energy Physics (9), 119.
17. Plesch, M., O. C. O. Dahlsten, J. Goold, and V. Vedral (2014). Measurement and Particle Statistics in the Szilard Engine. Scientific Reports 6995 14, arXiv:1203.0469.
18. Dahlsten, O. C. O., D. Lercher, and R. Renner (2012). Tsirelson’s bound from a data processing inequality. New. J. Phys. 14, 063024.
19. Muller, M., O. C. O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2012). Unifying typical entanglement and coin tossing: on randomization in probabilistic theories. Commun. Math. Phys. 316(2), 441–48.
20. Dahlsten, O. C. O., R. Renner, E. Rieper, and V. Vedral (2011). Inadequacy of von Neumann entropy for characterizing extractable work. New. J. Phys. 13, 053015.
21. Plato, A., O. C. O. Dahlsten, and M. B. Plenio (2008). Random circuits by measurements on weighted graph states. Phys. Rev. A 78, 042332.
22. Barnum, H., O. C. O. Dahlsten, M. Leifer, and B. Toner (2008). Non-classicality without entanglement implies bit commitment. Proceedings of 2008 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2008).
23. Gross, D., M. Muller, R. Colbeck, and O. C. O. Dahlsten (2010). All Reversible Dynamics in Maximally 
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