Ernesto F. Galvão

Group Leader
Quantum and Linear-Optical Computation

Ernesto F. Galvão is the leader of the Quantum and Linear-Optical Computation group at INL. He holds degrees in physics from the University of Oxford (PhD 2002), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Master´s 1998), and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Bachelor´s 1996). He was a postdoctoral fellow at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (Canada) between 2002 and 2005 and is currently on leave from the Instituto de Física of Fluminense Federal University (Brazil), where he has been faculty since 2006.

In his research he studies different quantum computational models to identify and quantify resources capable of achieving a quantum advantage in information processing. He is particularly interested in photonic implementations of quantum computers and collaborates with experimental quantum optics groups to implement and characterize these devices.

Selected Publications

  • N. Spagnolo, C. Vitelli, M. Bentivegna, D. J. Brod, A. Crespi, F. Flamini, S. Giacomini, G. Milani, R. Ramponi, P. Mataloni, R. Osellame, E. F. Galvão, F. Sciarrino
    Experimental validation of photonic boson sampling
    Nature Photonics 8, 615–620 (2014)