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Foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum measurement, the quantum to classical transition and phase space methods.
Open quantum systems - especially with regard to chaotic phenomena and control
Quantum circuits, particularly those based on superconducting devices
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Processing
Entanglement/separability in multi-partite and open quantum systems
Realisations of condensed matter & photonic systems for quantum technologies
Numerical analysis of stochastic and non-linear differential equations
Group Research Areas
The QSE Research Group at Loughborough brings together a unique team of leading academic from diverse backgrounds - including quantum technologists, scientists, engineers and end users - in order to develop the methodology that will become Quantum Systems Engineering. Our interest in (Quantum [Systems) Engineering] spans the engineering of quantum-systems and the systems-engineering approach to quantum technologies.
What we do
Currently our group is actively researching the following areas:
The application of Systems Engineering Methods to accelerate Blue-Sky and low technology readiness level devices and technologies.
The development of new Systems Engineering methods that will be needed in the quantum technologies industry specifically in the areas of Quantum Design for Test, Reliability, Manufacture, etc. Here, for example, we are pioneering the use of phase space methods for feedback & control and certification of quantum systems.
Additive manufacture for developing quantum technologies (currently our work is focused on superconductors).
Quantum reliability engineering with an aim to develop a universal analysis of failure laboratory.
Development of computer aided engineering solutions for the modeling and simulation of quantum technologies.
Delivery of systems engineering training and mechanisms to enhance collaboration with the sector.
Specifically on Wigner-functions
 R.P. Rundle, Todd Tilma, J.H. Samson, V.M. Dwyer, R.F. Bishop and M. J. Everitt: “General approach to quantum mechanics as a statistical theory” Phys Rev A. 10.1103/PhysRevA.99.012115 arXiv 2019.
 R.P. Rundle, P.W. Mills, T. Tilma, J. H. Samson, M. J. Everitt: “Simple procedure for phase-space measurement and entanglement validation”, Phys Rev A.10.1103/PhysRevA.96.022117 arXiv, 2017.
 T. Tilma, M. J. Everitt, J. H. Samson, W. J. Munro, and K. Nemoto: “Wigner Functions for Arbitrary Quantum Systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol.117, 180401, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.180401, arXiv, 2016.
 Derek Harland, Mark J Everitt, Kae Nemoto, Todd Tilma, TP Spiller: “Towards a complete and continuous Wigner function for an ensemble of spins or qubits” Phys. Rev. A 86, 062117 DOI:10.1103/PhysRevA.86.062117, arXiv (the arXiv version includes interactive figures that work in adobe reader) 2012
Papers using Wigner-functions
R.P. Rundle, T. Tilma, V.M. Dwyer, R.F. Bishop, M.J. Everitt:
“Complete correlation characteristic (Weyl) functions for any quantum system or ensemble”
arXiv (This is a draft for feedback, comments or suggestions welcome) 2017
Mark J. Everitt, Timothy P. Spiller, Gerard J. Milburn, Richard D. Wilson and Alexandre M. Zagoskin: “Engineering dissipative channels for realizing Schrödinger cats in SQUIDs” Front. ICT, 1,1, DOI: 10.3389/fict.2014.00001 2014
Mark J Everitt, WJ Munro, TP Spiller: “Quantum measurement with chaotic apparatus” Physics Letters A
Volume 374, Issue 28, 21 DOI:10.1016/j.physleta.2010.05.006, arXiv 2010
MJ Everitt, WJ Munro, TP Spiller: “Quantum-classical crossover of a field mode” Phys. Rev. A 79, 032328, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.79.032328, arXiv (animations) 2009
MJ Everitt, TD Clark, PB Stiffell, A Vourdas, JF Ralph, RJ Prance, H Prance: “Superconducting analogs of quantum optical phenomena: Macroscopic quantum superpositions and squeezing in a superconducting quantum-interference” Phys. Rev. A 69, 043804 – Published 5 April DOI: