Quantum Information

Between 2001 and 2006 I pursued undergraduate studies in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Augsburg, Germany. In my Diplomarbeit (master thesis) I analyzed the phase space dynamics of the Husimi function's zeros under varying disorder strengths near the "phase transitions" of the 1D Anderson and Aubry-André models (presentation slides in English).

From 2006 to 2007 I spent one year at the University of Tokyo, Japan as an international research student in the Quantum Information Theory group of Prof. Mio Murao. This was followed by my PhD studies between 2007 and 2011 under the guidance of Prof. Vlatko Vedral and Dr. Jacob Dunningham at the University of Leeds and University of Oxford, UK. Afterwards, I was a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore from 2011 to 2013.

Both during my PhD and as a postdoc I pursued research in the highly interdisciplinary field of Quantum Information. In my PhD thesis the multipartite entanglement of permutation-symmetric quantum states was explored from a variety of perspectives, such as the maximally entangled symmetric n qubit states, or an operational interpretation of SLOCC equivalence by means of Möbius transformations. More recently, my attention turned to foundational questions regarding the nature of entanglement, more specifically the entanglement of higher-dimensional (qudit) multipartite systems, and the role of entanglement in quaternionic quantum mechanics.

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Academic History

  • 2011-2013: Research Fellow, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 2009-2011: Visiting Student, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2007-2011: PhD Student, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2006-2007: International Research Student, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2001-2006: Physics Diplom (Bachelor & Master), University of Augsburg, Germany




PhD Thesis

Martin Aulbach. Classification of Entanglement in Symmetric States, Int. J. Quantum Inform. 10, 1230004 (2012). (arXiv)



Bernd Aulbach, edited by Martin Aulbach. Analysis I und Analysis II - verständlich, anschaulich, kompakt. Pro Business Verlag (Berlin, 2012). ISBN 978-3-86386-211-4. (more information)