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Prof Jacob Dunningham

Post:Professor of Physics (Physics and Astronomy)
Other posts:Head of Department of Physics (School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences)
 Reader in Physics (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Research Group)
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

Jacob Dunningham is Head of the Department of Physics & Astronomy and Deputy Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies. He began his studies at the University of Auckland, where he completed a BSc followed by an MSc in the research group of Dan Walls. He 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 his DPhil, he was elected to the Darden Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College Oxford. In 2004, he 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 three books and more than 70 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