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Prof Jacob Dunningham

Post:Professor of Physics (Physics and Astronomy, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Research Group)
Other posts:Head of Department of Physics (School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 3A3
Email:J.Dunningham@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:www.dunningham.org

Telephone numbers
Internal:3114
UK:01273 873114
International:+44 1273 873114

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Biography

I am Head of the Department of Physics & Astronomy and Deputy Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. I began my studies at the University of Auckland, where I completed a BSc followed by an MSc in the research group of Dan Walls. I was then awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study for a doctorate at the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, supervised by Sir Keith Burnett. After completion of my DPhil, I was elected to the Darden Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College Oxford. In 2004, I took up an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship and in 2005 I moved to the University of Leeds as a lecturer and RCUK fellow. In 2010 I was promoted to Reader and in 2013 I moved to Sussex, becoming Professor in 2016. My research into quantum mechanical entanglement spans the fields of quantum information, quantum optics, Bose-Einstein condensation, and metrology. I am interested in fundamental issues of entanglement as well as understanding how useful entanglement can be created and exploited in practical schemes. I have supervised 12 PhD students and published three books and around 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Science, Nature journals and Physical Review Letters.

Role

Head of Department of Physics & Astronomy

Deputy Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies