- Prof. Markus Aspelmeyer – Foundations of quantum mechanics
Markus interests include experiments on quantum entanglement, quantum opto-mechanics, entanglement based quantum information processing, fundamentals of quantum optics and foundations of quantum physics.
- Prof. Steve Barnett – Steve has had worked for most of his career in quantum optics and in quantum information. He always been a theorist, but enjoys the challenge of working closely with experimental collaborators. His current research interests include the orbital angular momentum of light, optimal measurements in quantum theory, the theory of monitoring quantum evolutions and, most recently, in relativistic quantum theory.
- Prof. Immanuel Bloch – Bose-Einstein Condensates in quantum information
Immanuel’s research focusses on realizing and controlling quantum many-body systems using ultracold atomic or molecular quantum gases. He also investigates the possibility of forming interfaces between the these many-body systems and light in order to generate novel non-classical light sources and quantum memories for light.
- Prof. Dirk Bouwmeester – Quantum Nano-Opto Mechanics
Dirk performed the first demonstrations of teleportation, 3-particle entanglements, stimulated entangled-photon emission, and quantum cloning.
- Prof. Mark Hillery – Quantum Algorithms
Mark Hillery is best known for Approximate Quantum Cloning and other “Impossible Machines”.
- Prof. Norbert Lütkenhaus – Quantum Key Distribution
Norbert was a former attendee of SUSSP44: Quantum Dynamics of Simple Systems and has graduated to being a leading expert in Quantum Key Distribution.
- Prof. Gerard Milburn – Quantum Measurement and Control
Gerard is the “M” in “KLM Linear Optical Quantum Computation”. There is insufficient space to list all of his manifest interests here.
- Prof. Miles Padgett – Miles has contributed greatly to the fundamental understanding of light’s momentum, including conversion of optical tweezers to optical spanners, observation of a rotational form of the Doppler shift and an angular form of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle.
- Prof. Martin Plenio – Quantum Entanglement, and Quantum effects in Biology
Martin has pioneered studies of entanglement measures and entanglement in continuous variable and many-body systems. Recently he has branched out into studying quantum effects in biological systems.
- Prof. John Rarity – Quantum Optical Implementations
John’s interests include Quantum Key distribution, Optical Quantum Gate Design, Single Photon sources, Single Photon dectectors, Single Photon Optical technologies, Quantum Optics in Wavelength Scale Structures, Advanced Optical Communications
- Dr. Christian Roos – Ion Trapping
Christian’s research interests include Quantum optics with a single or few trapped ions, Entangled quantum systems / Physics of quantum information, Precision spectroscopy with lasers, Cold atomic gases
- Dr. Alastair Sinclair – Since 1997 he has worked at NPL, researching the quantum nature of trapped ions and single photons.
- Prof. Kalle-Antti Suominen – Open Quantum Systems and Decoherence
Kalle-Antti’s research concentrates on the time-dependent behaviour of quantum systems when they are manipulated by external fields and/or interact with their immediate environment. Examples are optically manipulated Bose-Einstein condensates (including spinor condensates), colliding ultra-cold atoms, photo-association of atoms into molecules, and non-Markovian dynamics of open quantum systems.
- Assoc. Prof. Stephanie Wehner – Stephanie has a mysterious past as a white-hat hacker for corporate network penetration testing, but has turned her skills to quantum cryptography and communications. She has recently made significant contributions to foundational issues in quantum theory.
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