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

  • Identifying Nonconvexity in the Sets of Limited-Dimension Quantum Correlations, John Matthew Donohue and Elie Wolfe, arXiv: 1506.01119


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