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Research Interests

I study how quantum resources can be used to generate non-classical correlations, ultimately seeking a quantitative characterization and a qualitative explanation of quantum correlations. In particular I am interested in:

  • How do finite-dimensional quantum and classical resources compare in various tasks?
  • Given a general causal structure where distinct quantum resources are shared among distinct subsets of parties, what are some inequalities which delineate the set of achievable probability distributions?
  • Could the "Almost Quantum Correlations" be a more correct description of reality than traditional Hilbert-space quantum mechanics? What about other theories of quantum gravity?
  • What precisely is the role of entanglement in quantum non-locality?
  • How can we generalize the notion of conditional independence to quantum states?

Recent Publications

  • John Matthew Donohue and Elie Wolfe, Identifying nonconvexity in the sets of limited-dimension quantum correlations, Phys. Rev. A, 92, 14 December 2015, arXiv: 1506.01119
  • The Inflation Technique for Causal Inference with Latent Variables, Elie Wolfe, Robert W. Spekkens, Tobias Fritz, arXiv: 1609.00672


  • PIRSA:13110092, Bounding the Elliptope of Quantum Correlations & Proving Separability in Mixed States, 2013-11-26, Quantum Foundations