Andreas Winter

Short CV

Andreas Winter received a Diploma degree in Mathematics from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, in 1997, and a Ph.D. from Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Bielefeld, Germany, in 1999. He was Research Associate at the University of Bielefeld until 2001, and then with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, UK. In 2003, still with the University of Bristol, he was appointed Lecturer in Mathematics, and in 2006 Professor of Physics of Information. From 2007 to 2012 he was in addition a Visiting Research Professor with the Centre of Quantum Technologies at NUS, Singapore. Since 2012 he has been ICREA Research Professor with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. His research interests include quantum and classical Shannon theory, and discrete mathematics.

For his work, in 2007 he was awarded a Philipp Leverhulme Prize and in 2012 a Whitehead prize of the London Mathematical Society. He is recipient, along with Charles H. Bennett, Igor Devetak, Aram W. Harrow and Peter W. Shor, of the 2017 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award. In 2022, he has received one of the three QCMC International Quantum Awards, furthermore an Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, as well as a Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship of Technische Universität München (IAS).


Selected Awards

  • 2022     Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship of TUM-IAS, Technical University of Munich
  • 2022     Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize
  • 2022     QCMC International Quantum Award
  • 2017     IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award (for Ref. 6)
  • 2012     Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society
  • 2007     Philipp Leverhulme Prize

Research Interests

Quantum and classical Shannon theory, entropy and applications, thermodynamics, foundations of quantum mechanics, game theory, combinatorics and discrete mathematics


Selected Publications

  • R. Ahlswede & A. Winter, “Strong Converse for Identification via Quantum Channels”, IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 48, no. 3, 569-579 (2002).
  • A. Winter, “Extrinsic and intrinsic data in quantum measurements: asymptotic convex decomposition of positive operator valued measures”, Commun. Math. Phys., vol. 244, no. 1, 157-185 (2004).
  • M. Horodecki, J.Oppenheim & A. Winter, “Partial quantum information”, Nature, vol. 436, 673-676 (2005).
  • I. Devetak & A. Winter, “Distillation of secret key and entanglement from quantum states”, Proc. Roy. Soc. London A, vol. 461, 207-235 (2005).
  • R. Duan, S. Severini & A. Winter, “Zero-Error Communication via Quantum Channels, Non-Commutative Graphs and a quantum Lovász number”, IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 59, no. 2, 1164-1174 (2013).
  • C. H. Bennett, I. Devetak, A. W. Harrow, P. W. Shor & A. Winter, “The Quantum Reverse Shannon Theorem and Resource Tradeoffs for Simulating Quantum Channels”, IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 60, no. 5, 2926-2959 (2014).
  • A. Winter & D. Yang, “Operational Resource Theory of Coherence”, Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 116, 120404 (2016).
  • A. Winter, “Tight uniform continuity bounds for quantum entropies: conditional entropy, relative entropy distance and energy constraints”, Commun. Math. Phys., vol. 347, no. 1, 291-313 (2016).
  • A. Winter, “Weak locking capacity of quantum channels can be much larger than private capacity”, J. Cryptol., vol. 30, no. 1, 1-21 (2017).
  • V. Auletta, D. Ferraioli, A. Rai, G. Scarpa & A. Winter, “Belief-invariant Equilibria in Games with Incomplete Information”, Theor. Comput. Sci., vol. 895, 151-177 (2021).
  • A. Winter, “A genuinely natural information measure”, arXiv:2103.16662 (2021).

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow

2023

  • Aniello, Paolo; L'Innocente, Sonia; Mancini, Stefano; Parisi, Vincenzo; Svampa, Ilaria; Winter, Andreas: Invariant measures on p-adic Lie groups: the p-adic quaternion algebra and the Haar integral on the p-adic rotation groups. , 2023 mehr…
  • Atif, Touheed Anwar; Pradhan, S. Sandeep; Winter, Andreas: Quantum soft-covering lemma with applications to rate-distortion coding, resolvability and identification via quantum channels. , 2023 mehr…
  • Chen, Xinan; Zhang, Yujie; Winter, Andreas; Lorenz, Virginia O.; Chitambar, Eric: Information Carried by a Single Particle in Quantum Multiple-Access Channels. , 2023 mehr…
  • Colomer, Pau; Winter, Andreas: Decoupling by local random unitaries without simultaneous smoothing, and applications to multi-user quantum information tasks. , 2023 mehr…
  • Fanizza, Marco; Galke, Niklas; Lumbreras, Josep; Rouzé, Cambyse; Winter, Andreas: Learning finitely correlated states: stability of the spectral reconstruction. , 2023 mehr…
  • Liss, Rotem; Mor, Tal; Winter, Andreas: Geometry of entanglement and separability in Hilbert subspaces of dimension up to three. , 2023 mehr…
  • Mamindlapally, Manideep; Winter, Andreas: Singleton Bounds for Entanglement-Assisted Classical and Quantum Error Correcting Codes. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 69 (9), 2023, 5857-5868 mehr…
  • Piccolini, Matteo; Karczewski, Marcin; Winter, Andreas; Franco, Rosario Lo: Robust generation of $N$-partite $N$-level singlet states by identical particle interferometry. , 2023 mehr…
  • Salek, Farzin; Winter, Andreas: New Protocols for Conference Key and Multipartite Entanglement Distillation. , 2023 mehr…
  • Schindler, Joseph; Winter, Andreas: Continuity bounds on observational entropy and measured relative entropies. Journal of Mathematical Physics 64 (9), 2023 mehr…
  • Strasberg, Philipp; Winter, Andreas; Gemmer, Jochen; Wang, Jiaozi: Classicality, Markovianity, and local detailed balance from pure-state dynamics. Physical Review A 108 (1), 2023 mehr…
  • Xu, Zhen-Peng; Schwonnek, René; Winter, Andreas: Bounding the joint numerical range of Pauli strings by graph parameters. , 2023 mehr…

2022

  • Fanizza, Marco; Lumbreras, Josep; Winter, Andreas: Quantum theory in finite dimension cannot explain every general process with finite memory. , 2022 mehr…