Nicolas Brunner


Nicolas Brunner
Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Geneva
GAP, chemin de Pinchat 22
CH-1211 Genčve 4

Phone: +41 (0) 22 37 94368
E-mail: Nicolas Brunner at



Research interests:

  • Foundations of quantum mechanics
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum thermodynamics
  • Research group:

    Joseph Bowles PhD student
    Marco Tulio Quintino PhD student

    Selected publications:

    • T. Lunghi, J.B. Brask, C. Ci Wen Lim, Q. Lavigne, J. Bowles, A. Martin, H. Zbinden, N. Brunner, Self-testing quantum random number generator, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 150501 (2015).
    • J. Bowles, F. Hirsch, M.T. Quintino, N. Brunner, Local hidden variable models for entangled quantum states using finite shared randomness, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 120401 (2015).
    • T. Vértesi, N. Brunner, Disproving the Peres conjecture by showing Bell nonlocality from bound entanglement, Nature Communications 5, 5297 (2014).
    • M.T. Quintino, T. Vértesi, N. Brunner, Joint measurability, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Steering, and Bell nonlocality, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 160402 (2014).
    • A quantum delayed choice experiment Alberto Peruzzo, Pete Shadbolt, Nicolas Brunner, Sandu Popescu, Jeremy L. O'Brien, Science 338, 634 (2012).
    • Virtual qubits, virtual temperatures, and the foundations of thermodynamics Nicolas Brunner, Noah Linden, Sandu Popescu, Paul Skrzypczyk, Phys. Rev. E 85, 05111 (2012); Viewpoint in APS Physics.
    • Experimental estimation of the dimension of classical and quantum systems Martin Hendrych, Rodrigo Gallego, Michal Micuda, Nicolas Brunner, Antonio Acin, Juan P. Torres, Nature Physics 8, 588 (2012).
    • Quantum nonlocality does not imply entanglement distillability Tamas Vertesi, Nicolas Brunner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 030403 (2012); Synopsis in APS Physics.
    • Measuring small longitudinal phase shifts: weak measurements or standard interferometry? N. Brunner, C. Simon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 010405 (2010).
    • Closing the Detection Loophole in Bell Experiments Using Qudits Tamás Vértesi, Stefano Pironio, and Nicolas Brunner Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 060401 (2010).
    • Non-locality distillation and post-quantum theories with trivial communication complexity N. Brunner, P. Skrzypczyk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 160403 (2009).
    • Testing quantum correlations versus single-particle properties within Leggett\u2019s model and beyond Cyril Branciard, Nicolas Brunner, Nicolas Gisin, Christian Kurtsiefer, Antia Lamas-Linares, Alex Ling, V. Scarani, Nature Physics 4, 681 (2008).
    • Device-independent security of quantum cryptography against collective attacks, Antonio Acin, Nicolas Brunner, Nicolas Gisin, Serge Massar, Stefano Pironio, Valerio Scarani, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 230501 (2007).
    • Entanglement and non-locality are different resources Nicolas Brunner, Nicolas Gisin and Valerio Scarani New J. Phys. 7, 88 (2005).

    Updated: December 20, 2013