Cihan Okay

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics
Bilkent University

Office: SA-140

  • CV

  • Ongoing



    My main motivation is to expand the scope of the long-standing interaction between topology and physics to the relatively young field of quantum information theory. My work in algebraic topology has intersections with group cohomology, topological K-theory and simplicial homotopy theory. These structures find applications in quantum foundations such as contextuality of quantum mechanics which in turn give fundamental insight for basic reasons behind quantum advantage in information processing tasks. In this direction I am also interested in classical simulation algorithms for quantum computation.