Author archives: Daniel Manzano

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Daniel Manzano holds a PhD in Physics (Universidad de Granada). After a postdoc at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (Innsbruck) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he worked also as a postdoc at the Chemistry department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge). He is now Talent Hub researcher at the University of Granada.

Simulating particle physics in a quantum computer

Simulating particle physics in a quantum computer

Computer scienceParticle physics

By Daniel Manzano

Particle physics is an interesting and complicated field of study. Its theoretical framework, the Standard Model, was developed during the second half of the twentieth century and it opened he possibility to explaining the behavior of the basic blocks of the Universe. It also classified all the particles, from the electron (discovered in 1897) to […]

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (6): The Vienna Experiment (and now, what?)

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (6): The Vienna Experiment (and now, what?)

Quantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

Unfortunately, this interesting story is coming to an end. In the previous post we already disscussed the first loophole-free Bell experiment, but if this experiment was conclusive the story is closed. Why are we still discussing it? It happens sometimes in History that people look to solve a problem for decades and suddenly two different […]

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (5): The Delft experiment

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (5): The Delft experiment

Philosophy of sciencePhysicsQuantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

In previous posts, we have reviewed the different loopholes of Bell experiments. To make a long story short, entanglement experiments are based on measuring some magnitudes in two quantum systems, calculating a value based on the outcomes of these measurements, and if this value goes beyond a certain threshold we can say that the universe […]

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (4): The free will loophole

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (4): The free will loophole

Philosophy of sciencePhysicsQuantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

In previous posts, we have discussed the two main loopholes of Bell experiments, the locality loophole, and the detection loophole. Both were closed a long time ago, but only recently they were closed in the same experiment. Let us summarize the kind of experiments we are dealing with by an example. Alice and Bob will […]

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (3): The detection loophole

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (3): The detection loophole

PhysicsQuantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

Let‘s continue with the story of the development of the loophole-free Bell experiment. As we discussed in the first post, it is possible to prove that the universe is either non-real, meaning that the outcomes of some experiments can only be predicted statistically, or it is non-local, meaning that there are signals that propagate faster […]

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (2): The locality loophole

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (2): The locality loophole

PhysicsQuantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

In our previous post, we have discussed the importance of a loophole-free entanglement experiment. Now, we are going to discuss one of the most important loopholes for this kind of experiments, the locality (or communication) loophole. To understand the locality loophole we need to review the Bell’s inequalities experiments one more time. Alice and Bob […]

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (1): Bell’s Theorem.

The loophole-free quantum entanglement experiment (1): Bell’s Theorem.

PhysicsQuantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

Recently, a new experiment has attracted a lot of attention. It was published in Nature and entitled as “Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres” . Many scientific and non-scientific media took account of the results of the experiment and published short news with fancy titles as Quantum ‘spookiness’ passes toughest […]

Quantum Physics + Genetic Engineering = Enhanced Energy Transport

Quantum Physics + Genetic Engineering = Enhanced Energy Transport

BiologyGeneticsQuantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

A hot topic of research nowadays is the energy transfer in quantum systems. One important reason for this interest is the famous 2007 experiment that suggests quantum effects in the dynamics of the photosynthetic complex FMO, from the green sulfur bacteria . This complex plays a crucial role in natural photosynthesis transferring an excitation from […]