José Ramón Portillo

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The simulation of quantum effects requires certain classical resources, and quantifying them is an important step in order to understand the difference between quantum and classical physics. We investigate the minimum classical memory needed to simulate the phenomenon of state-independent quantum contextuality in sequential measurements. We derive optimal(More)
We study problems that arise in the context of covering certain geometric objects (so-called seeds, e.g., points or disks) by a set of other geometric objects (a so-called cover, e.g., a set of disks or homo-thetic triangles). We insist that the interiors of the seeds and the cover elements are pairwise disjoint, but they can touch. We call the contact(More)
Graphical features on map, charts, diagrams and graph drawings usually must be annotated with text labels in order to convey their meaning. In this paper we focus on a problem that arises when labeling schematized maps, e.g. for subway networks. We present algorithms for labeling points on a line with axis-parallel rectangular labels of equal height. Our(More)
We show how to prepare any graph state of up to 12 qubits with: (a) the minimum number of controlled-Z gates, and (b) the minimum preparation depth. We assume only one-qubit and controlled-Z gates. The method exploits the fact that any graph state belongs to an equivalence class under local Clifford operations. We extend up to 12 qubits the classification(More)
Quantum correlations are contextual yet, in general, nothing prevents the existence of even more contextual correlations. We identify and test a noncontextuality inequality in which the quantum violation cannot be improved by any hypothetical postquantum theory, and use it to experimentally obtain correlations in which the fraction of noncontextual(More)
The following problem of rectilinear routing is studied: given pairs of points on a surface and a set of permissible orthogonal paths joining them, whether is it possible to choose a path for each pair avoiding all intersections. We prove that if each pair has one or two possible paths to join it, then the problem is solvable in quadratic time, and(More)
We introduce a physical approach to social networks (SNs) in which each actor is characterized by a yes-no test on a physical system. This allows us to consider SNs beyond those originated by interactions based on pre-existing properties, as in a classical SN (CSN). As an example of SNs beyond CSNs, we introduce quantum SNs (QSNs) in which actor i is(More)
The following problem of rectilinear routing is NP-complete: Given pairs of points on a surface whether it is possible choosen an orthogonal path with only one bend for each, avoiding all intersections. For particular surfaces like cylinder or torus, that question still are an open problem. Focusing on a cylinder, we conjecture about it solvability in(More)
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