Ernesto F. Galvão

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL, Braga, Portugal) 


(on leave) Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal Fluminense

ArXiv preprints. Google Scholar page.


I lead the Quantum and Linear-Optical Computation research group at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in Braga, Portugal. I am also on leave from an associate professorship at the Instituto de Física of Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Niterói, Brazil.

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My main research is in the areas of quantum information and computation, and foundations of quantum mechanics. Some research interests and paper highlights:

A (near-)complete list of my scientific publications can be found here; alternatively, check out my Google Scholar page. Visit also the site of my research group at INL.

My group is currently funded by FCT and by the EC via HE project FoQaCiAFET-OPEN project PHOQUSING, the ERC Advanced Grant QU-BOSS, and HE project EPIQUE.

Academic supervision

I currently co-supervise:

I have supervised 3 completed PhD projects, 5 MSc projects, and eight undergraduate research projects.


Allan David Cony Tosta - PhD 2021, currently a postdoc at Leandro Aolita's group.

Daniel Jost Brod - PhD 2014, was a postdoctoral fellow at Perimeter Institute, currently a professor at the Physics Department of UFF.

Raphael Dias da Silva - PhD 2013, currently a tech entrepreneur.



Ernesto F. Galvão

INL- International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory 

Avenida Mestre José Veiga s/n, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal 

e-mail: ernesto.galvao at