Research in the Quantum Technology Laboratory is aimed at exploring and exploiting the full range of quantum behaviours—notably entanglement—with an eye to engineering new technologies and scientific applications.
- 16/05/2013: For those of you interesting in all things quantum computing, go read Scott Aaronson's blog post D-Wave: Truth finally starts to emerge. The tl;dr version: good news. It's finally possible—modulo some reasonable assumptions—to infer the presence of entanglement in a D-Wave device, athough not what kind, or how much. bad news. D-Wave have showed no speed advantage whatsoever for quantum annealing over classical simulated annealing. terrible news. D-Wave's egregious hype is very destructive.
- 02/05/2013: Andrew provided comments to the ABC on the excellent paper by Sven Rogge and his team published in Nature today, Positive spin in quantum discovery. Congratulations Chunming, Sven and the rest of the team!
- 04/04/2013: Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Hoj, was on ABC Radio this morning reporting that UQ Scientists receive Australian Academy of Science Fellowships. Have a listen! Andrew wants to note that—despite the lede—no actual buckets of money are involved ... although he's not averse to some if folk are feeling inclined that way.
- 31/03/2013: Congratulations to Alessandro Fedrizzi and former QT Lab Alumnus Kevin Resch for their paper in Nature Photonics, Spectral compression of single photons. Very nice!
- 27/03/2013: Andrew is one of twenty new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Sciences, five of whom are from UQ. He's very thrilled and very humbled.
- 21/03/2013: The New York Times, has a nice article on things to do when you next visit our lab: 36 Hours in Brisbane, Australia.
- 15/01/2013: Congratulations to Matthew Broome for his paper in Nature Communications today, Multiphoton quantum interference in a multiport integrated photonic device. Matt's coauthors include much-missed QT Lab alumni Marco Barbieri and Nathan Langford, and the paper came out of a research trip to Ian Walmsley's wonderful group in Oxford. Congratulations one and all!
- 08/01/2013: Edwin Cartlidge has a thoughtful piece in Physics World today, 'Boson sampling' offers shortcut to quantum computing. Surf on over and have a read!
- 03/01/2013: Many congratulations to Alessandro Fedrizzi for his recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Quantum erasure with causally disconnected choice. What a fabulous start to the year!
- 02/01/2013: Happy New Year! photonics.com has a report on our BosonSampling paper, with a title that the Terminator folk should consider for the next film in the franchise: Rise of the Boson-Sampling Computer.
- 27/12/2012: Scientific American are the latest to report on our work, with Charles Choi's article on New Computer Bridges Classical and Quantum Computing.
- 25/12/2012: Merry Christmas! Charles Choi has given us a lovely gift, an article in Tech News Daily, New Computer Bridges Classical and Quantum Computing. Update: And for Boxing Day, Yahoo News has picked up Charles' article.
- 21/12/2012: John Timmer has a thoughtful piece in Ars Technica, Can quantum measurements beat classical computers?
- 21/12/2012: Scott has a wonderful blog post today, The Boson Apocalypse: my advice is to immediately stop reading this list, and start reading Scott's post!
- 21/12/2012: In a neat trick, Samuel Moore published an article in Spectrum the day before our paper came out, New Machine Puts Quantum Computers’ Utility to the Test.
- 21/12/2012: Phys.org has not one but two articles on our BosonSampling research: one focussed on our paper, At the solstice: Shining light on quantum computers, and one on the paper from Ian Walmsley and his team at Oxford, Boson samplers offering promise for new kinds of computing devices. No need to choose, read them both!
- 21/12/2012: And the articles continue. Anna Salleh of ABC Science has written a nice article on our Science paper, Proving the need for quantum computers.
- 21/12/2012: And in the UK, Devin Powell has a nice News article in Nature that discusses the Oxford BosonSampling results, with a mention of ours in a sentence but a great photo of Matthew heading the article, Photon devices could outperform ordinary computers.
- 21/12/2012: Adrian Cho has written a great news article in Science that talks about our BosonSampling research, as well as that of our colleagues and friends in the UK, Austria, and Italy: New Form of Quantum Computation Promises Showdown With Ordinary Computers.
- 20/12/2012: Well that was quick! Jacob Aron of New Scientist has written an article about our and Oxford's Science papers, Victorian counting device gets speedy quantum makeover. (In it he has promoted Matthew to group leader: Andrew is quite happy with this as he plans to go back to the lab and let Matthew get on with the paperwork...)
- 20/12/2012: Eureka Alert has three photos for our BosonSampling paper:
○ The logo of the Quantum Technology Lab spelled out with the laser beams used in the BosonSampling device.
○ Dr. Broome at work on the BosonSampling device.
○ Drs. Alessandro Fedrizzi (left) and Matthew Broome (right) designing the BosonSampling device.
- 05/11/2012: Many congratulations to Alessandro Fedrizzi, who today was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award: just wonderful news!
- 22/10/2012: Congratulations to Marcelo Almeida, whose paper on Estimation of a quantum interaction parameter using weak measurements: Theory and experiment was published today in Physical Review A. Co-authors included QT Lab Alumni Marco Barbieri and Michael Goggin, and the oft-visited Holger Hofmann: a shame we can't all celebrate in the same room today!
- 06/06/2012: Coinciding with the Transit of Venus, our paper on Observation of topologically protected bound states in photonic quantum walks was published today in Nature Communications. Congratulations to joint first-authors Matthew Broome and Takuya Kitagawa, and everyone in both the UQ and Harvard teams!
- 29/05/2012: Congratulations to Ivan Kassal and his collaborator Alán Aspuru-Guzik, their paper on Environment-assisted quantum transport in ordered systems was published today in the New Journal of Physics. Nice one!
- 22/03/2012: Our paper on Two-photon quantum walks in an elliptical direct-write waveguide array was highlighted today by the New Journal of Physics in the Highlights of 2011 collection: the second year running that one of our papers has been highlighted! “Selected by the editors, the sixty-four articles featured span some of the most cutting- edge areas of physics, and collectively represent the most cited, most downloaded and most influential articles published in NJP in 2011.” Many congratulations to Matthew, Jimmy, and both the teams at Macquarie and UQ, this is an outstanding result!
- 27/02/2012: Congratulations again to Alessandro Fedrizzi, this time for his paper on Entanglement dynamics and quasi-periodicity in discrete quantum walks which was published online today in the Journal of Modern Optics. A good start to the year!
- 30/01/2012: Congratulations to Alessandro Fedrizzi, whose paper on Polarization-entanglement-conserving frequency conversion of photons was published today in Physical Review A. Co-authors included QT Lab Alumni Nathan Langford and Sven Ramelow: we'll all have to celebrate together at QCMC later this year!
- 10/01/2012: Our paper on Conclusive quantum steering with superconducting transition edge sensors was
published today in Nature Communications. Click on the pretty graphic to go to the UQ press release:
- 05/01/2012: Congratulations to Matthew Broome, winner of the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology Photographic Image Competition. Clever, artistic, and now proud holder of a $800 Apple voucher!
- 13/12/2011: Congratulations to our long-time collaborator Sae Woo Nam who today was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the highest honorary award granted by the Secretary of Commerce. A wonderful result and well deserved!
- 14/11/2011: Many congratulations to Marcelo Almeida, who today was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award: this is a fantastic result Marcelo and we're all excited and proud!
- 07/09/2011: Well it's been quite a year for the intersection of quantum and pop culture. A paper this week in Science by our former PhD student, postdoc, and much missed colleague Ben Lanyon, was mentioned today in a tweet by Stephen Fry! Congratulations Ben on both the superb paper, and the call-out by Stephen Fry—is this the modern British equivalent of being recognised by royalty? ☺
- 01/09/2011: There's a story today in New Scientist on a nice recent paper by Mariantoni and colleagues at UCSB, Quantum computer chips pass key milestones; it contains a few colour comments by Andrew (who in his defence, did so late at night his time!).
- 13/07/2011: Our paper on Two-photon quantum walks in an elliptical direct-write waveguide array was published today in the New Journal of Physics in their Focus on Integrated Quantum Optics. It's the first collaborative paper between the experimental teams at UQ and Macquarie—congratulations to all!
- 10/06/2011: Holy heck! Our long time friend and QT Lab collaborator, Aephraim Steinberg, made the big time today, with the BBC's Now Show including a custom-written song about his recent paper in Science!
- 01/06/2011: There's a nice News Feature in Nature today, Quantum computing: The power of discord. It looks at recent work on quantum discord—a newish kind of quantum correlation—including our paper experimental paper from 2008. Definitely worth a read! One important correction: the opening line of the article makes it sound like I built our experiment, when of course the hard yards were done by Ben, Marco, and Marcelo—all congratulations are due to them!
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