- 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 with the wonderful lab at Adelaide, and the first-ever 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.