- Introduction to Bayesian Networks (three lectures), University of Queensland, Australia, Oct. 2005
- MATH137 (Intro. Calculus for Math Hons.), University of Waterloo, Canada, Sep. 2007 — Dec. 2007
- Advanced Quantum Mechanics (two lectures covering for lecturer's absence), University of Waterloo, Canada, Sep. 2006
- Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics: Current Status and Future Directions (guest lecture on Quantum Logic), University of Waterloo, Canada, Mar. 2005
- Mathematics 1A (Math for 1st year Physics, Chemistry and Economics Students), University of Bristol, UK, Oct. 2000 — June 2003
- Mathematics 1A (Maple and MATLAB), University of Bristol, UK, Oct. 2001 — June 2003
Research Student Supervision
Project: Temporal Joint Measurements
Project: Unentangled Bit Commitment in Generic Probabilistic Models
Project: Distinguishability as a Resource Theory
Articles in Refereed Journals
- “Towards a Formulation of Quantum Theory as a Causally Neutral Theory of Bayesian Inference” M. S. Leifer and R. W. Spekkens. Phys. Rev. A, 2013, Volume 88, pp. 052130. eprint arXiv:1107.5849
- “Maximally epistemic interpretations of the quantum state and contextuality” M. S. Leifer and O. J. E. Maroney. Phys. Rev. Lett., 2013, Volume 110, pp. 120401. eprint arXiv:1208.5132
- “Entropy and Information Causality in General Probabilistic Theories (addendum)” H. Barnum, J. Barrett, L. Clark, M. Leifer, R. Spekkens, N. Stepanik, A. Wilce, and R. Wilke. New J. Phys., 2012, Volume 14, pp. 129401.
- “Entropy and Information Causality in General Probabilistic Theories” H. Barnum, J. Barrett, L. Clark, M. Leifer, R. Spekkens, N. Stepanik, A. Wilce, and R. Wilke. New J. Phys., 2010, Volume 12, pp. 033024. eprint arXiv:0909.5075
- “The de Finetti Theorem for Test Spaces” J. Barrett and M. Leifer. New J. Phys., 2009, Volume 11, pp. 033024. eprint arXiv:0712.2265
- “Quantum Graphical Models and Belief Propagation” M. Leifer and D. Poulin. Ann. Phys., 2008, Volume 323, pp. 1899. eprint arXiv:0708.1337
- “Generalized No-Broadcasting Theorem” H. Barnum, J. Barrett, M. Leifer, and A. Wilce. Phys. Rev. Lett., 2007, Volume 99, pp. 240501. eprint arXiv:0707.0620
- “Quantum Dynamics as an Analog of Conditional Probability” M. S. Leifer. Phys. Rev. A, 2006, Volume 74, pp. 042310. eprint arXiv:quant-ph/0606022
- “Bell's Jump Process in Discrete Time” J. Barrett, M. Leifer, and R. Tumulka. Europhysics Letters, 2005, Volume 72, pp. 685—690. eprint arXiv:quant-ph/0506066
- “Pre- and Post-Selection Paradoxes and Contextuality in Quantum Mechanics” M. S. Leifer and R. W. Spekkens. Phys. Rev. Lett., 2005, Volume 95, pp. 200405. eprint arXiv:quant-ph/0412178
- “Measuring Polynomial Invariants of Multi-Party Quantum States” M. S. Leifer, N. Linden, and A. Winter. Phys. Rev. A, 2004, Volume 69, pp. 052304. eprint arXiv:quant-ph/0308008
- “Optimal Entanglement Generation from Quantum Operations” M. S. Leifer, L. Henderson, and N. Linden. Phys. Rev. A, 2003, Volume 67, pp. 012306. eprint arXiv:quant-ph/0205055
- “Optimal Simulation of Two-Qubit Hamiltonians using General Local Operations” C. H. Bennett, J. I. Cirac, M. S. Leifer, D. W. Leung, N. Linden, S. Popescu, and G. Vidal. Phys. Rev. A, 2002, Volume 66, pp. 012305. eprint arXiv:quant-ph/0107035
Articles in Conference Proceedings
- “Teleportation in General Probabilistic Theories” H. Barnum, J. Barrett, M. Leifer, and A. Wilce. Clifford Lectures, 2012. eprint arXiv:0805.3553. Appeared in Mathematical Foundations of Information Flow: Proceedings of the Clifford Lectures 2008, Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics vol. 71, edited by S. Abramsky and M. Mislove, pp. 25-47, (AMS).
- “Nonclassicality without Entanglement Enables Bit Commitment” H. Barnum, O. C. O. Dahlsten, M. Leifer, and B. Toner. IEEE Information Theory Workshop, 2008. eprint arXiv:0803.1264. Appeared in Proceedings of IEEE Information Theory Workshop 2008 pp. 386—390.
- “Conditional Density Operators and the Subjectivity of Quantum Operations” M. S. Leifer. Foundations of Probability and Physics—4, 2006. eprint arXiv:quant-ph/0611233. Appeared in AIP Conference Proceedings vol. 889 edited by G. Adenier, C. A. Fuchs and A. Yu. Khrennikov, pp. 172—186 (2007).
- “Logical Pre- and Post-Selection Paradoxes, Measurement-Disturbance and Contextuality” M. S. Leifer and R. W. Spekkens. Quantum Structures, 2004. eprint arXiv:quant-ph/0412179. Appeared in Int. J. Theor. Phys. vol. 44 pp. 1977—1987 (2005).
- “Point--Counterpoint: Can anything be learned from surveys on the interpretations of quantum mechanics?” M. S. Leifer. 2013. The Quantum Times (Newsletter of the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information), vol. 7, iss. 2, p. 4--6
- “Response to Griffiths” M. S. Leifer. 2012. The Quantum Times (Newsletter of the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information), vol. 6, iss. 4, p. 6
- “PBR, EPR, and all that jazz” M. S. Leifer. 2012. The Quantum Times (Newsletter of the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information), vol. 6, iss. 3, pp. 1--3
Talks and Poster Presentations
Invited Talks at Conferences and Workshops
- Information and Interactions Workshop. Cambridge, UK. Mar. 2014.
- APS March Meeting. Denver, USA. Mar. 2014.
- ColLoQuI (Colleges of London Quantum Information Meeting). Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. June 2011.
- Pictures, Quanta, Probability. Oxford, UK. Aug. 2010.
- Mini-Workshop on Quantum Foils. Pavia, Italy. Dec. 2007.
- Quantum Information Theory in Quantum Gravity. Perimeter Institute, Canada. Dec. 2007.
- Operational Probabilistic Theories as Foils to Quantum Theory. Cambridge, UK. July 2007.
- Operational Quantum Physics and the Quantum-Classical Contrast. Perimeter Institute, Canada. June 2007.
- Foundations of Physics and Probability—4. Växjö, Sweden. June 2006.
- Being Bayesian in a Quantum World. Konstanz, Germany. Aug. 2005.
- Quantum Information, Computation and Logic. Perimeter Institute, Canada. July 2005.
- QuICT Network Meeting. Abingdon, UK. July 2003.
Contributed Talks at Conferences, Workshops and Summer Schools
- APS March Meeting. Denver, USA. Mar. 2007.
- Operator Structures in Quantum Information. Banff, Canada. Feb. 2007.
- Cats, Kets and Cloisters. Oxford, UK. July 2006.
- Quantum Structures 2006. Malta. July 2006.
- APS March Meeting. Baltimore, USA. Mar. 2006.
- Summer School on Philosophy, Probability and Physics. Konstanz, Germany. Aug. 2005.
- Quantum Structures 2004. Denver, USA. July 2004.
- 4th European QIPC Workshop. Oxford, UK. July 2003.
- Informal Quantum Information Gathering. Imperial College, London, UK. Sep. 2002.
- Winter School on "QuEnt" Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Information. Les Houches, France. Mar. 2001.
Poster Presentations at Conferences and Workshops
- The Seventh International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing. Glasgow, UK. July 2004.
- Reference Frames and Superselection Rules in Quantum Information Theory. Perimeter Institute, Canada. July 2004.
- MaPhySto/QUANTOP Workshop on Quantum Measurements and Quantum Stochastics. Aarhus, Denmark. Aug. 2003.
- The Sixth International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing. MIT, Cambridge, USA. July 2002.
- Quantum Information: Conceptual Foundations, Developments and Perspectives. Oviedo, Spain. July 2002.
- Quantum Foundations Seminar. Perimeter Institute, Canada. Feb. 2014.
- Theoretical Physics Seminar. Imperial College, UK. Mar. 2014.
- Philosophy of Physics Seminar. University of Bristol, UK. Apr. 2014.
- First prize, FQXi essay contest. Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi.org), 2013
- Mary Higgins Postgraduate Scholarship. Girton College, Cambridge, 2000
- C. B. West Postgraduate Prize in Mathematics. Girton College, Cambridge, 2000
- Platt Prize in Physics. University of Manchester, 1999
- Heginbottom Exhibition for best performance in first year exams in Physics. University of Manchester, 1997
- Postdoc Representative, Postdoc Hiring Committee, Perimeter Institute, Canada, Nov. 2004 - June 2005
- Postdoc Representative, Quantum Information Faculty Hiring Committee, Perimeter Institute, Canada, Jan. 2004 - June 2005
- Foundations of Physics, Information, Journal of Physics A, Nature Physics, New Journal of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Physical Review A, Physical Review Letters, Physics Essays, Quantum Information and Computation, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Synthese
Refereeing for International Conferences
- IEEE International Symposium on Information Thoery, Quantum Information Processing
Refereeing for Academic Book Publishers
- Editorial board member, "The Quantum Times", newsletter of the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information, Jan. 2008 - present
Confereces, Workshops and Summer Schools Organized
- London Foundations Connection, Imperial College, London, UK (advisory committee member), May 2012
- London Foundations Connection, University of London, UK (co-organized with A. Caulton), Apr. 2012
- Invited Session on Quantum Information Meets Gravitation, APS March Meeting, New Orleans, USA (co-organized with L. Viola), Mar. 2008
- Quantum Foundations Summer School, Perimeter Institute, Canada (co-organized with H. Burton and L. Hardy), Aug. 2007
- Workshop on Quantum Information, Computation and Logic: Exploring New Connections, Perimeter Institute, Canada (co-organized with H. Barnum), July 2005
- Q+ hangouts: Online seminars on quantum information and quantum foundations (co-organized with D. Burgarth). See http://qplus.burgarth.de and http://gplus.to/qplus for details, Aug. 2011 - present
Discussion Groups Organized
- Contextuality Workgroup of Perimeter Institute Experts (CoWPIE), Perimeter Institute, Canada, 2004 - 2005
- Quantum Information Journal Club, University of Bristol, UK, 2002 - 2003
- 2013 - 2015: 119,888USD FQXi award (Foundational Questions Institute http://www.fqxi.org) for project on Thermodynamic vs information theoretic entropies in probabilistic theories — Role: Co-Investigator (PI: J. Barrett, University of Oxford)
- 2011: 1,500USD FQXi mini-grant (Foundational Questions Institute http://www.fqxi.org) for London Foundations Connection — Role: Principal Investigator
- 2008: 7,500USD FQXi mini-grant (Foundational Questions Institute http://www.fqxi.org) for APS Invited Session: Quantum Information Meets Gravitation — Role: Principal Investigator
- 2007 - 2011: 70,000USD FQXi award (Foundational Questions Institute http://www.fqxi.org) for project on Abstract Quantum Probability — Role: Principal Investigator
- Aug. 2005: Summer School on Philosophy, Probability and Physics, Konstanz, Germany
- July 2004: Summer School on Foundations of Physical Theories, Urbino, Italy
- Mar. 2001: Winter School on "QuEnt" Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Information, Les Houches, France
Last updated: Feb. 3, 2014