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- Reader in Physics
- Dept of Physics & Astronomy
- Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
My current research interests lie in the field of quantum information science. Quantum physics is well-known for its counter-intuitive features. Quantum information science aims to harness these for novel information processing tasks. I am understanding the phenomena in quantum physics which lie at the heart of quantum information protocols (such as "entanglement", the special correlated states which can occur in quantum systems) and the development models of quantum computation in which these features are exploited in different ways (such as measurement-based quantum computation). I am also interested in finding ways in which the difficulties of demonstrating and exploiting these phenomena in the laboratory can be overcome and
collaborate with several experimental groups. A popular article on my collaboration with Jian-Wei Pan's group in Hefei, China to demonstrate a quantum factoring algorithm using photons (particles of light) appeared recently in the popular science magazine "The New Scientist".
|2004||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Physics||Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine|
|2000||MSci||Master of Natural Science – Physics||Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine|