An extract of the debate on What is art?

We held a debate on What is art? in Palau Macaya (Barcelona) on June 14th and 15th, 2023 (in Catalan). A curated extract of the debate can be found here and the entire debate here. A monograph was published in La Maleta de Portbou, Nr. 61 (2023).

Lecture notes
The introduction to my Habilitation

My Habilitation (submitted in 2022) sheds some (metaphorical) light on some aspects of quantum theory: on relating the whole to the parts, on quantum magic squares, and on shadows of infinity. The theme from the whole to the parts revolves around eight questions, whose main actresses are non-commutativity, the tensor product, positive elements and complex numbers.

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A 4h crash course into Quantum Information

Notes for a 4h crash course into Quantum Information for Physics Master students

An invitation to Quantum Magic Squares, by the Science Breaker

An invitation to quantum magic squares and the finding that some cannot be dilated to quantum permutation matrices. Some conceptual consequences are explored in this book chapter.

The mathematical magic hiding in the Sagrada Familia

I tried to share some of the magic of quantum theory, of magic squares and of quantum magic squares here. How beautiful is this sculpture (by Subirachs) at the Sagrada Familia? Not to speak of the Sagrada Familia itself... I should translate the article soon.

What is reality?

Blog contribution to Larissa Albantakis' blog Conscious(ness) realist.

Article for La Maleta de Portbou

Short essay on What is reality? published in La Maleta de Portbou (March 2022). You can read it in English in here.

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Positivity wants to break free

Notes for a 1 hour crash course on "Positivity wants to break free" (Levico, July 26, 2021.)

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Computational complexity for physicists

Notes for a 1.5 hour crash course on "Computational complexity for physicists", including the solution to a seminar where we showed that the ground state energy problem of the Ising model is NP-hard.

From simplicity to universality

TEDx Talk (June 2021) where I tried to explain in 14 minutes the things that I'm trying to understand myself... PS: the talk was recorded on a stage without an audience :)

Local descriptions of mixed states

Mathematical Physics Seminar at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, December 12, 2019.

Universal systems: Why is everything so complicated?

An article of "Der Standard" about my work and some personal stuff, with the title "Universal systems: Why is everything so complicated?" That's a good title, I think.

Interview for Scilog

An interview for "Scilog" from Alois Pumhösel on the occasion of the START Prize.

Universality Everywhere implies Undecidability Everywhere

Gemma De las Cuevas. Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability Essay contest, organized by FQXi (2020).

Interview for "Inside the Perimeter"

An interview for "Inside the Perimeter", the magazine of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. 

Ser i Res

A long time ago I won the first prize for a literary creation related with physics, which got published (in Catalan): Ser i res. Gemma de las Cuevas i Millan. Revista de Física 3, 20 (2006).