- 04/10/2019: My goodness that went quickly: Andrew joined the University of Queensland twenty years ago today and almost immediately began making
trouble. It's been a blast so far, here's to the next two decades!
- 30/09/2019: Our paper on Optimal Imaging of Remote Bodies Using Quantum Detectors appeared today
in Physical Review Letters, featuring not just one by several pictures of Dory in grey. Many congratulations to the Australian team of Lewis, Geoff, and Raphael, and the the UK team of
Mark and Pieter—let's work together again soon!
- 25/09/2019: Steve Flammia and Andrew discuss Google's latest result in this thoughtful article by
Suzannah Lyons at ABC News,
Google says it's achieved 'quantum supremacy'. What does this actually mean?
- 04/09/2019: There's a nice write-up in today's UQ News of Michael Kewming's Three-Minute Thesis talk,
Top secret: writing with a quantum alphabet. Go check it out!
- 05/08/2019: Today was the Three Minute Thesis competition in the
Faculty of Science. Many and proud congratulations to the People's Choice
winner, Leonardo Assis! Leo is now off to the University of Queensland wildcard competition: we are keeping our fingers tightly crossed!
- 05/08/2019: In today's Frankfurter Allgemeine Manfred Lindinger has written a very nice article indeed on our hypercube paper,
Schrödingers Katze bekommt Familienzuwachs, roughly,
Schrödingers cat is getting a
family. Go check it out!
- 10/07/2019: Our paper on Quantum Hypercube States appeared today in
Physical Review Letters. Many congratulations to Lewis, Till, Farid, Joshua, Michael and Martin: it was a genuinely enthralling project!
- 05/06/2019: Today was the Three Minute Thesis competition in the
School of Mathematics and Physics. Many and proud congratulations to the Judge's Choice winner, Michael Kewming, and to the People's Choice
winner, Leonardo Assis! Both now go off to the Faculty of Science competition: we will all keep our fingers tightly crossed!
- 24/05/2019: Today we bid a fond—but not distant—farewell to Jacqui Romero, who is leaving us after 4 wonderful years as a postdoc
to take up her new position as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland! Many congratulations Jacqui: we look forward to many years of collaborating with you and your new group, and
you are always welcome in our labs!
- 16/04/2019: Congratulations to our friend and QT Lab alum Michael Vanner who today, at a national event hosted at the University of Queensland, was awarded of one of the two
NMI Prizes for 2019! Dr Bruce Warrington, Australia's Chief Metrologist and head of the
National Measurement Institute, gave a fantastic overview of the
significant revision to the SI, the International System of Units, which will occur 20th May this year
—from then the SI will be based on a set of definitions each linked to the laws of physics—followed by a brilliant talk by Michael on his research in Australia that formed the
basis of the prize. Utterly fascinating!
- 12/04/2019: Mahdi Qaryan starts his PhD in the QT Lab today, joining us from Simon Fraser University. Welcome to the lab Mahdi, it's great to have
you join us!
- 25/03/2019: Congratulations to Jacqui Romero for being awarded of one of the two
Westpac Research Fellowships for 2019! What a simply wonderful
way to start the week!
- 22/03/2019: Come join Aidan Byrne, Lee Constable, Leila Cuttle, Tamara Davis, Andrew Stephenson, and Andrew at the World Science Festival at an adults-only night of comedy and
science, Science Says!, hosted by the ever-inestimable
- 22/02/2019: Our paper on Charting the Australian quantum landscape appeared today in
Quantum Science and Technology. Many congratulations to Tara on your second physics paper!
- 11/02/2019: Many congratulations to Jacqui Romero who today was announced as one of the 15 International Rising Talents of 2019 in the
L’Oréal-UNESCO International Awards for Women in Science! Jacqui will join the other 14 honorees
at a ceremony in Paris on 14 March. What a way to start the year!
- 13/12/2018: And in a great finish to the year our paper on events happening in indefinite order has been picked by Physics World as one of the
Top 10 Breakthroughs of
2018! It is a great honour indeed to be listed with— to name but a few— magic-angle graphene, propellor & combustion-free flight, and quasicrystal superconductivity. Go check out the
list and see what your favourite is!
- 11/12/2018: Many congratulations to Jacqui Romero for winning the 2018
Ruby Payne-Scott Award for excellence in early-career research! The medal was presented during a rather nice dinner at
the 23rd Australian Institute of Physics Congress.
- 06/12/2018: Well this is delightfully unexpected: our paper on events happening in indefinite order has been shortlisted as a
2018 Breakthrough of the Year by Hamish Johnston, the editor of
Physics World. Many congratulations Kaumudi, Christina, Michael, Fabio, Cyril and Jacqui!
- 28/11/2018: That was fun! This morning a score or so of EQUS folk attended a
Parliamentary Friends of Science breakfast on quantum technology. There were speeches by Andrew and
Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons, with great questions and comments following, and before and after the room was full
of parliamentarians and their staff, policymakers, scientists, and engineers all happily chatting away. A great way to communicate the importance of quantum technology for our society!
- 10/10/2018: Our paper on Certification and Quantification of Multilevel Quantum Coherence appeared today in
Physical Review X. Many congratulations to Martin, Thomas, Marco, Ludovico, Sarah, Gerardo, Alessandro and Marco: it was a mighty effort and a long time coming!
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