Pascal Lefebvre

PhD Candidate

University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4

Short Bio

Pascal Lefebvre completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at universitè du quèbec at Trois-riviëres, where his graduate studies were supervised by Prof. Louis Marchildon. His topic of interest was based on Bell’s inequality and other similar equations, and the different assumptions required in each of them to prove, or disprove, locality in hidden variable theories. This research earned him scholarships for excellency in Physics, as well as support funding for his interest in teaching. Seeking further knowledge on the applications of those inequalities, Pascal started his doctorate under Prof. Wolfgang Tittel at the University of Calgary, studying photon sources and entanglement. His project later honed onto multipartite entanglement, and the ways to create and study those types of states using non-linear optical components. This project was transferred to the Quantum Cloud Lab under the supervision of Daniel Oblak, following Prof. Wolfgang Tittel’s departure for T. U. Delft in the Netherlands. Parallel to that, Pascal has been working as a teacher and tutor, and has been hired by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary to translate and pioneer some physics courses offered in French.