News in 2015

  • QECDT Science Busking at At Bristol 18 December 2015 Quantum Engineering CDT students brought some close-up science to the masses, at the after hours event hosted by At Bristol science museum.
  • QECDT student heads to space (kind of!) 11 December 2015 QECDT Student Sam Pallister attended the 2015 Alpbach Summer School, held in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol. This year’s meeting, focused on quantum and fundamental physics in space.
  • CQP and QECDT Staff and Researchers visit DWave 17 November 2015 During the last week of October, the first year Quantum Engineering CDT (QECDT) cohort travelled to D-Wave labs and headquarters in Vancouver, Canada, to visit the start-up company claiming to have built the “the worlds first commercial quantum computer”.
  • Professor Hugh Brady opens state-of-the-art University Cleanroom 12 November 2015 The Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady, has officially opened the new University of Bristol Cleanroom. This multi-million pound facility is the jewel in the crown for research groups at Bristol who specialise in micro- and nano-fabrication.
  • An Afternoon of Optics 10 September 2015 The Bristol Optical Students’ Society (BOSS), comprised predominantly by CQP students, recently organised and ran “An Afternoon of Optics". This society is a Student Chapter funded by the Optical Society (OSA) aiming to promote discussion and cross-talk between different areas of science that use or are related to optics.
  • A strategic relationship: Oxford Instruments and the University of Bristol's School of Physics sign memorandum of understanding 24 August 2015 Oxford Instruments and the University of Bristol's School of Physics new strategic relationship aims to bring together Oxford Instruments as a training partner and collaborator with the three EPSRC funded Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) within the school – the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering.
  • Current Vacancies within CQP 18 August 2015 The Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) and the newly established Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) within the University of Bristol are seeking to appoint exceptional individuals for a number of lecturer and research posts.
  • Professorship for Mark Thompson 7 August 2015 Congratulations to Mark Thompson of the Centre for Quantum Photonics who has recently been promoted to Professor of Quantum Photonics.
  • Engineering quantum science into quantum reality 16 April 2015 The University of Bristol has today launched its new state-of-the-art Quantum Engineering Technology (QET) Labs. The QET Labs will provide unique world-leading facilities, bringing together industrial and academic collaborators to build devices that span numerous areas of quantum technology development from the nano-fabrication of quantum devices to a city-scale Quantum Key Distribution network.
  • Dr Thompson receives IUPAP prize 10 April 2015 The IUPAP Commission 17 has awarded Dr Mark Thompson a Young Scientist Prize for outstanding contributions of an applied nature to his field.
  • Unitary evolution and the distinguishability of quantum states 2 March 2015 How fast do quantum states evolve? For a given system, do all quantum states describing that system evolve? If so, do they ever evolve enough for us to even detect they have done so? How does the type of system affect the answers to these questions? These are some of the fundamental questions CDT student Sam Morley-Short et al. attempt to answer in their recent paper.
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