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.
- 22/07/2015: Our paper on Demonstration of an Exposed-Core Fiber Platform for Two-Photon Rubidium Spectroscopy appeared today in Physical Review Applied. Congratulations to Chris, Andre, and the entire team at Adelaide! This is our second paper together, and the first with a Deputy-Vice-Chancellor-Research as a co-author!
- 07/07/2015: After 7 wonderful years, Alessandro Fedrizzi is leaving us to take up a Readership at Heriot-Watt university. Wishing you and your family all the best at the new gig Sandro, and you are very welcome back here anytime! Your new lab looks like it'll be a thing of beauty, so we're very much looking forward to research visits.
- 09/06/2015: What a week! Many congratulations to Alessandro Fedrizzi, who was awarded today a EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellowship by the UK government! Alessandro is moving to Heriot-Watt university as a Reader, and will use this Fellowship to study "QuigaByte-Gigahertz-clocked telecom cluster states for next generation quantum photonics". At £1.2M, *plus* contributions from his new uni, this is worth more than an Australian Laureate Fellowship—a fantastic result!
- 08/06/2015: Many congratulations to our former PhD student and postdoc, Ben Lanyon, who was awarded this evening one of the 2015 START Prizes; up to 1.2M€, it is "the most important and prestigious Austrian research prize for junior scientists". A fantastic achievement!
- 20/05/2015: There is a wonderful article in Nature today by Zeeya Merali, Quantum physics: What is really real?. Sub-titled "A wave of experiments is probing the root of quantum weirdness" it includes quotes from Alessandro, Martin, and Andrew: go check it out!
- 30/04/2015: Our paper on Photon Sorting, Efficient Bell Measurements, and a Deterministic Controlled-Z Gate Using a Passive Two-Level Nonlinearity appeared today in Physical Review Letters. Congratulations to Tim, Immo, Sahand and Peter! This is our first paper with the team in Denmark: may there be many more!
- 22/04/2015: One of the Nature editors, Leonie Mueck, has a great article today in Nature Chemistry titled Quantum Reform. It looks at the potential, and history, of quantum simulation in quantum chemistry, and cites articles from our lab and from Ivan Kassal's PhD. Check it out!
- 21/04/2015: For our Italian readers, Marco Barbieri has written a nice article on our wavefunction paper in Il Bo, with the lovely title La tombola della meccanica quantistica. Mille grazie Marco!
- 01/04/2015: Aleksandrina Nikolova starts her PhD in the QT Lab today, joining us from Royal Holloway, University of London. Welcome aboard Aleksandrina!
- 23/03/2015: Good news for the quantum technology community: today the UK government today announced their
National strategy for quantum technologies, part of which is
their £270M investment first announced in 2013. This article on the announcement in the
International Business Times
made us smile: to illustrate Quantum Technology in the UK they used a photo from our lab! (But Matthew is British, so we guess it's OK).
- 15/03/2015: There's a very fun and informative FQXI podcast today with Alessandro Fedrizzi and Martin Ringbauer, Quantum Reality Check, which includes a subtle Thunderbirds reference, conversation about cats & regular QT Lab visitor Terry Rudolph, and card-playing. Go have a listen, it's well worth the time!
- 04/03/2014: Our quantum dynamics paper is one of six Editors Suggestions in today's Physical Review Letters. These are papers chose to promote reading across fields, in the hope that they will lead readers to explore other areas of physics. Congratulations again Martin, Chris, Kavan, Alexei and Alessandro!
- 04/03/2015: Our paper on Characterizing quantum dynamics with initial system- environment correlations appeared today in Physical Review Letters. Congratulations Martin, Chris, Kavan, Alexei and Alessandro!
- 20/02/2015: There is an excellent article today in The New York Times' Sunday Review by Edward Frenkel, The Reality of Quantum Weirdness. I never thought I'd see our quantum measurements and Kurosawa’s Rashomon in the same essay—love it!
- 12/02/2015: An utterly wonderful article by our co-author Eric Cavlacanti in The Conversation today: Schrödinger’s cat gets a reality check. Definitely worth the read! Postscript: the article has been picked up by Australasian Science. Nice one Eric!
- 09/02/2015: For our German readers, a nice article today in Austria's ORF, Schrödingers Katze ist tot und lebendig. This one illustrated with a heterochromic feline!
- 08/02/2015: The Register has a detailed article on our work by the ever estimable Richard Chirgwin, They've finally solved it: Schrödinger's cat is both ALIVE AND DEAD—Objective reality, who needs it?. Graphics and everything!
- 04/02/2015: My goodness, our paper on the reality of the wavefunction has been reported today in both Russia— Физики сообщили об объективной реальности волновой функции—and Bulgaria— Изследователи описват вълновата функция на котката на Шрьодингер. The illustration in the Bulgarian article made me laugh despite myself.
- 04/02/2015: A wonderful article in Motherboard today on our paper, New Measurements Show that the Unrealest Part of Quantum Physics Is Very Real, including a link to Matt Leifer's excellent website.
- 03/02/2015: And it continues. Another nice article in today's Phys.Org on our paper, Researchers describe the wavefunction of Schroedinger's cat. Check it out!
- 02/02/2015: Whoa, that was quick-off-the-mark! New Scientist has an article today by Michael Slezak, Wave function gets real in quantum experiment. A nice introduction to it all, finishing off with a great quote by Howard Wiseman.
- 02/02/2015: Our paper on Measurements on the reality of the wavefunction appeared today in Nature Physics. Congratulations Martin, Ben, Cyril, Eric and Alessandro!
- 28/01/2015: There is a truly excellent write-up of our quantum time-travel simulation at medium.com, The Quantum Experiment That Simulates A Time Machine. For those who prefer a more yellow version of the same article, have a look at physics4me.
- 19/01/2015: Today is the official Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris. There are 1500 delegates attending from around the world: Andrew White is one of the two Australian invitees, and is quite looking forward to it!
- 05/01/2015: A very warm welcome to Nicolas Quesada who is visiting us for the next two months from the University of Toronto. Welcome aboard Nicolas!
- 05/01/2015: What better way to start the year than announce that Nor Azwa Zakaria has joined the QT Lab from the University of Malaysia Terengganu. Welcome Azwa!
- 01/01/2015: Happy New Year! Welcome to the International Year of Light *. For a great article on what it's
about, and how it came to be—basically down to the ever-irrepressible Antipodean John Dudley—have a look at this Optics & Photonics News
article, 2015: The
International Year of Light. Physics World also has an interesting, and shorter article,
Physicists get set for UNESCO's Year of
* "...and Light-Enabled Technologies", yeah, I know.
- 11/12/2014: Many congratulations to Martin Ringbauer, whose talk on "Measurements on the Reality of the Wavefunction" won the Prize for Best Student Talk at the 21st Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Now that's the way to end the year!
- 07/11/2014: Our paper on Information Causality in the Quantum and Post-Quantum Regime appeared today in Scientific Reports. Congratulations Martin, Alessandro, and Dominic!
- 19/09/2014: Warmest congratulations from us all to Markus Rambach, winner of the 2014 School of Mathematics and Physics Postgraduate Research Poster Competition! Markus joins QT Lab alumni Matthew Broome and Ben Lanyon as recipients of the award, but his prize is the best yet: $750 to spend on your next research trip—thoroughly well deserved and have fun with it Markus!
- 17/09/2014: Warmest congratulations from us all to Dr Alessandro Fedrizzi, who last night was awarded the 2014 Foundational Research Excellence Award, one of just seven winners across the entire University. Check out the very nice video explaining the science behind his award. The night was fantastic fun, as were the drinks afterwards!
- 24/06/2014: The Register has a subheadline straight out of Treasure of Sierra Madre in their article TIME TRAVEL TEST finds black holes needed to make photons flit, and gizmag picks up the story as well, Australian researchers simulate a time-traveling photon.
- 23/06/2014: Science Alert has improved our graphics considerably in their take on Time Travel Simulated by Australian Physicists.
- 21/06/2014: An article in The Speaker, Time Travel Simulated by Australian Physicists.
- 20/06/2014: And it begins! There are articles on our time-travel simulation paper in phys.org, Simulating time travel: Doctor Who meets Professor Heisenberg, iflscience.com, Scientists Have Simulated Time Travel With Photons, and inquisitr.com, Researchers Simulate Time Travel Using Light.
- 19/06/2014: Our paper on Experimental simulation of closed timelike curves appeared today in Nature Communications. Congratulations Martin, Matthew, Casey and Tim! The UQ press release can be found here.
- 23/04/2014: Our paper on Entanglement-free certification of entangling gates appeared today in Physical Review A. It was a lot of fun, with many long discussions between theorist and experimentalist: congratulations Marcelo, Mile, Alessandro, Matthew and Tim!
- 10/04/2014: Our holonomic phase paper is one of four Editors Suggestions in today's Physical Review Letters. These are papers chose to promote reading across fields, in the hope that they will lead readers to explore other areas of physics. Congratulations again Juan, Matthew and Devin!
- 10/04/2014: Our paper on Observation of Entanglement-Dependent Two-Particle Holonomic Phase appeared today in Physical Review Letters. It's Juan Loredo's first—but certainly not the last!—experiment from our lab: congratulations and may there be many more!
- 05/02/2014: There's are more nice articles today on our uncertainty paper, in PhysOrg, Research team challenges the limits of famous quantum principle, and in Laboratory Equipment, Physicists Challenge Heisenberg.
- 24/01/2014: Juan Loredo's paper on Polarimetric measurements of single-photon geometric phases appeared today in Physical Review A. It's from work with his former group in Peru: nice one Juan!
- 22/01/2014: There articles today on our uncertainty paper in the Wiener Zeitung, Tiroler Tageszeitung, and the Austria Presse Agentur. If you read German check them out out!
- 15/01/2014: Our joint-quantum-measurement paper is one of seven Editors Suggestions in today's Physical Review Letters. These are papers chose to promote reading across fields, in the hope that they will lead readers to explore other areas of physics. Congratulations again Martin, Devon, Cyril, Matthew and Alessandro!
- 15/01/2014: Our paper on Experimental Joint Quantum Measurements with Minimum Uncertainty appeared today in Physical Review Letters. It's Martin Ringbauer's first paper with our lab: congratulations and may there be many more!
- 01/01/2014: Happy New Year! For those of you who like round-number anniversaries, 2014 is a significant year for quantum information.
○ 50 years ago John Bell published his famous inequality paper,
○ 30 years ago quantum cryptography was invented by Bennett and Brassard,
○ 20 years ago—after a long gestation—quantum computing was born with Peter Shor's paper introducing a fast factoring algorithm.
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