I'm a graduate student, and now in the second year at graduate school i'm going to have to work on a research project on some field. I want to specialize in theoretical quantum information. My main motivation is that this field studies, in fact, quantum mechanics and is actually building and investigating its foundation. The problem is... That at my university there are no proffessors that are completely specialized in the field of quantum information science. I have just found one, who is great at QFT, but is working a little on quantum information (as a hobby i would say). The problem is that according to what he told me, it seems that the research going on in quantum information science, is only on quantum computation and quantum cryptography! That's my problem. I dont care about making fast algorithms. Perhaps i would care a little about cryptography, but for now lets just say that i dont like either. Can any of you, who has done a graduate thesis or phd or is researcher on theoretical quantum information, tell me what other research areas are there in this field? I cant believe that its only about algorithms and cryptography! There must be some research on more basic things, that my professor isnt aware of, not just on applications of quantum information! I reallllyyyy need your help and your ideas!