• Email: paterek.tomasz@xmu.edu.my
  • Office: A4-469
  • Research interests:
    • Quantum Information
    • Quantum Biology
    • Quantum weirdness


TP was born and educated in Poland, obtaining his PhD in from the University of Gdańsk in 2007. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna and the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in Signapore. He worked at Nanyang Technological University, University of Gdańsk and now at Xiamen University Malaysia. His works concern quantum physics, information theory, biology and gravity as well as their interplay.


Borders between quantum and other disciplines


  • Habilitation: University of Gdańsk, Poland (2016)
  • PhD: University of Gdańsk, Poland (2007)
  • MSc: Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland (2002)


  • University of Gdańsk (Associate Professor and Professor, since 2019)
  • Nanyang Technological University (Assistant Professor, 2012 – 2019)
  • National University of Singapore (Research Assistant Professor, 2012 – 2015)
  • Centre for Quantum Technologies (Research Fellow, 2008 – 2012)
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences (Research Fellow, 2007 – 2008)


  • Foundational Questions Institute, USA (art and science)
  • National Agency for Academic Exchange, Poland
  • Ministry of Education, Singapore


  • A. Kumar, T. Krisnanda, P. Arumugam, T. Paterek(2022) Entanglement test of third-order coupling in gravitating quantum systems.  [arXiv:2206.12897]
  • T. Krisnanda, S.-Y. Lee, C. Noh, J. Kim, A. Streltsov, T. C. K. Liew,  T. Paterek(2022) Correlations and energy in mediated dynamics. New J. Phys. 24, 123025 [arXiv:2208.14310]
  • K. S. Lee, Y. P. Tan, L. H. Nguyen, R. P. Budoyo, K. H. Park, C. Hufnagel, Y. S. Yap, N. Mobjerg, V. Vedral, T. Paterek, R. Dumke(2022) Entanglement in a qubit-qubit-tardigrade system. New J. Phys. 24, 123024 [arXiv:2112.07978]
  • A. Kumar, T. Krisnanda, P. Arumugam, T. Paterek (2021) Nonclassical trajectories in head-on collisions. Quantum 5, 506 [arXiv:2011.06470]
  • S. Pal, P. Batra, T. Krisnanda, T. Paterek, T. S. Mahesh (2021) Experimental localisation of quantum entanglement through monitored classical mediator. Quantum 5, 478 [arXiv:1909.11030]


  • Rector’s Award (University of Gdańsk, 2022)
  • Ig Nobel Prize in Biology (2019)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Nanyang Technological University, 2015)

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