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Dr Jacob Dunningham

Post:Reader In 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 Reader in the Department of Physics and Astronomy where he is Head of Atomic Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics, Head of Curriculum and associate-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 October 2004, Dunningham took up an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship and in September 2005 he moved to the University of Leeds to take up a lectureship and RCUK fellowship. In 2010 he was promoted to Reader and in 2013 he moved to Sussex. 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 nine Ph.D. students and has published two books and more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Science and Physical Review Letters.