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- 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.
- 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.
- 04/12/2013: There's a great Viewpoint today by Christine Silberhorn on our new paper—and related papers by the groups of Gerd Leuchs and Roman Schnabel— Sharing Entanglement without Sending It. Check it out!
- 04/12/2013: Our paper on Experimental Distribution of Entanglement with Separable Carriers appeared today in Physical Review Letters. Congratulations one and all!
- 15/07/2013: Our paper on High-efficiency cross-phase modulation in a gas-filled waveguide appeared today in Physical Review A. This is our first paper with Andre Luiten's amazing lab in Adelaide. Congratulations Chris, Phil, and the rest of the team!
- 20/06/2013: Alán Aspuru-Guzik has noticed that our Quantum Chemistry paper is the
21st most cited paper in Nature Chemistry, according to the
Google Scholar H5 index. Not bad for a physics lab!
- 17/06/2013: Our photon-source paper is one of three 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 Olivier and Marcelo!
- 17/06/2013: Our paper on Entangling Quantum-Logic Gate Operated with an Ultrabright Semiconductor Single-Photon Source appeared today in Physical Review Letters. This is our first paper with Pascale Senellart and her wonderful lab in Paris. Congratulations Olivier, Marcelo, and the rest of the team!
- 14/06/2013: Today we bid a fond farewell to Olivier Gazzano who is returning to France to hand in his PhD. Thank you Olivier, we had a blast and come back anytime! (Also, don't let Marcelo take you out drinking before your 22:30 flight ... oh, too late).
- 29/05/2013: Andrew was formally admitted today to the Australian Academy of Science during Science at the Shine Dome 2013, and gave an introductory lecture on The Second Quantum Revolution.
- 29/05/2013: Our paper on Direct characterization of linear-optical networks appeared today in Optics Express. Congratulations Saleh, Matthew, Robert, Alessandro and Tim!
- 22/05/2013: There's a nice article at FQXI Discord in the Quantum World that mentions—amongst many other things—our experimental work on quantum discord. Surf on over and have a read!
- 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.
- 28/12/2012: 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 year!
- 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: I'm quite happy with this as I plan 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.
- 22/11/2012: Our 2010 quantum chemistry paper was the feature today of a fascinating editorial in the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, Quantum chemistry reloaded.
- 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!
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