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Prof Jacob Dunningham

Post:Professor of Physics (Physics and Astronomy)
Other posts:Reader in Physics (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Research Group)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 3A3

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873114
International:+44 1273 873114

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Jacob Dunningham is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy where he is Head of Atomic Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics and Deputy Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. He began his studies at the University of Auckland, where he completed a BSc and then an MSc in the research group of Dan Walls. He was subsequently awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study for a doctorate at the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, supervised by Sir Keith Burnett. After completion of his DPhil, he was elected to the Darden Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College Oxford. In 2004, Dunningham took up an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship and in 2005 he moved to the University of Leeds as a lecturer and RCUK fellow. In 2010 he was promoted to Reader and in 2013 he moved to Sussex, becoming Professor in 2016. His research into quantum mechanical entanglement spans the fields of quantum information, quantum optics, Bose-Einstein condensation, and metrology. He is interested in fundamental issues of entanglement as well as understanding how useful entanglement can be created and exploited in practical schemes. He has supervised 12 PhD students and has published two books and around 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Science, Nature journals and Physical Review Letters.


Head of Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics

Deputy Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies