News from the quantum.technology lab

  • 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 Joel Gilmore.
  • 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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