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Mr Jonte Hance

Mr Jonte Hance

Mr Jonte Hance


Area of research

Quantum Counterfactual Communication

Department of Physics,
University of Bristol, Clifton
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Quantum counterfactual communication is the recently-proposed idea of using quantum mechanics to send messages between two parties without any particles travelling between them. While this novel idea has excited massive interest, both for potential ‘un-hackable’ communications, and insight into the foundations of quantum mechanics, it has also raised a number of problems, from the practical (physical implementation, effects of loss), to the foundational (what carries the information, relation to quantum thermodynamics, implications for wavefunction reality). Further, it poses a ripe area for further development (such as towards counterfactual quantum teleportation, state preparation, or higher-dimensional counterfactuality). My research spans all of these areas.

Alongside this, my research interests span the foundations and philosophy of quantum mechanics, from counterfactual definiteness to wavefunction reality, alongside quantum field theory, and attempts to combine quantum mechanics with general relativity. 


  • Quantum Information
  • Quantum Photonics
  • Quantum Entanglement
  • Counterfactuality
  • Philosophy of Physics



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