Oscar Dahlsten Associate Professor



Research Areas

  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Information Thermodynamics
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Quantum Machine Learning
  • Foundations of Quantum Theory

Educational Background

2008 Ph.D. Physics Imperial College, London

2004 M.Sc. Physics Imperial College, London (first class honours)

1999 Bilingual International Baccalaureate Kungsholmens Gymnasium, Stockholm

Professional Experience

Jun 2017-Now          Assoc. Prof.             Department of Physics, SUSTech 
Oct 2016-Apr 2017     Res. Assoc.             QOLS, Physics Dept, Imperial College

Jan 2014- Apr 2017    Research Fellow      Wolfson College, Oxford University (OU)

Jan 2013- Apr 2017    Lecturer                 St. Catherine’s College, OU.

Sep 2015- Apr 2017    Fellow                    London Inst. for Math. Sci.           

Jan 2014-Sep 2016     Res. Assoc.             Atomic and Laser Physics, OU.

Aug 2010-Dec 2013     Research Fellow,     NUS Singapore and OU.,

Dec 2007-Aug 2010     Wissenschaftl.Mitarb. R. Renner group ITP, ETH Zurich

Honors & Awards

2015 Fellow of London Institute for Mathematical Sciences

2014 Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University

2003 Nuffield foundation grant for summer project in high-energy physics, Imperial/CERN

2002/3 Prize, Imperial’s Ideas Challenge & 3rd place team, Lee Kuan Yew global business plan competition

1999 Scholarship for academic excellence, Kungsholmens Gymnasium, Stockholm

Selected Publication

1. Lin, Y. L. and O. Dahlsten (2016). Tunnelling necessitates negative Wigner function. arXiv,


2. Browne, C., T. Farrow, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2016). Organic molecule fluorescence as an experimental test-bed for quantum jumps in thermodynamics. Sent by editor of Nature Communications to referees.

3. Vidrighin, M. D., O. Dahlsten, M. Barbieri, M. S. Kim, V. Vedral, and I. A. Walmsley (2016). Photonic Maxwell’s Demon. Phys. Rev. Lett., Editors Sugg. 116 (5), 050401.

4. Dahlsten, Choi, Braun, Garner, and Vedral (2015). Equality for worst-case work at any protocol speed. Conditionally accepted in NJP, arXiv:1504.05152.

5. Yunger-Halpern, N., A. Garner, O. Dahlsten, and V. Vedral (2015). Introducing one-shot work into fluctuation relations. New J. Phys. 17, 095003.