Find out about the recent work of our quantum experts.

Professor Winfried Hensinger interviewed by the BBC's The Inquiry

He explains why corporations are spending billions to turn quantum computers into workable technology.


Professor Winfried Hensinger

2020 achievements

  • Delighted to see a paper by Dr Zak Romaszko et al of our Ion Quantum Technology group, published in Nature Review Physics Engineering of Microfabricated Ion Traps and Integration of Advanced On-chip Features. Zak gives an interview on his current work with Universal Quantum, and how close they are to building the first large-scale quantum computer.
  • Prof. Winni Hensinger talks to Quantum City about his work on quantum computing, what it could mean for everyday life, and what inspired him to become a quantum physicist.
  • Congratulations to Juan Totero Gongora from our Emergent Photonics Lab. He's been awarded a Leverhulme Early Careers Fellowship with his project 'Route to AI control of micro-comb lasers'.
  • In our QSD Oyster Lab, Amruta Gadge and team were succesful in remotely establishing a Bose Einstein Condensate. This is a first for us, born out of lockdown, and having wider implications for remote lab control in terms of operating quantum technology in inaccessible environments.
  • Researchers in our EPic Lab have developed the first non linear camera capable of capturing high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects. They have combined lasers, computers and terahertz (THz) waves to build a camera that sees 'unseen' details.
  • Dr Alessia Pasquazi from our EPic Lab gives the first Register Lecture of the decade. Her research into whether portable atomic clocks can end UK dependence on GNSS, investigates the alternative to satellite signals.

2019 at a glance

  • Raphaël Le Brun-Ricalens, doctoral researcher and PhD student in our Ion Quantum Technology Group, is featured in the Luxembourg National Research Fund's Spotlight on Young Researchers. He explains why he has joined the field at such an exciting time, why his Masters degree at Sussex got him hooked to enrol on our doctoral programme, and his future careers aspirations Spotlight on Young Researchers: Foni Raphaël Lebrun-Ricalens.
  • Raphaël was interviewed for LadBible on the plausibility of the 'quantum realm' in Avengers: Endgame. Read the full article here (contains spoilers!) Physicist Evaluates Science Behind 'Quantum Realm' in Avengers: Endgame.
  • Congratulations to Prof. Marco Peccianti on being awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant which will allow us to explore the commercial potential of the EPic Lab's research!
  • Dr Alessia Pasquazi, Prof. Marco Peccianti and their colleagues from the EPic Lab discuss their latest research in this video Laser Cavity-Solitons Microcombs.