Jul 9th 2020

Recommended Summer Reading!

School is almost out! Are you looking for some interesting summer reads? If so, check out our list of recommendations below, there’s something for everyone – including your dog! From quantum classics to books for babies, our list includes all of the absolute must reads in the field of quantum.

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Jun 29th 2020

Pursuing a career in quantum technologies

Scott, an A Level student at Lytchett Minster School, Poole, is currently studying Maths, Physics and Further Maths. He is also undertaking an Extended Project Qualification as an AS course and was tasked with writing a 5000 word dissertation on a topic of his choice, Scott chose to focus on “What are the uses of quantum entanglement for communication and data transfer”. During his time working on the dissertation, Scott has liaised regularly with Quantum Communications Hub Director, Tim Spiller. He hopes to go on to study at the University of Cambridge, Durham or York. We caught up with Scott to ask what sparked his interest in quantum physics, how he went about developing it within school and what his plans are for the future. Read on to see what he had to say.
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Jun 22nd 2020

An interview with Professor Winfried Hensinger

While heading up the Sussex Ion Quantum Technology Group and being Director of the Sussex Centre for Quantum Technologies, Professor Winfried Hensinger is working on constructing a trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator device, a quantum simulation engine and portable quantum sensors. He is also a co-founder, Chief Scientist and Chairman of Universal Quantum, a quantum computing company.
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Jun 8th 2020

Being a Quantum Scientist – an interview with Ugo Zanforlin (PhD student, Heriot Watt University)

Growing up close to the ancient University of Padua, where he would one day study, Ugo had a great interest in physics from a very young age. He loved the open view of reality that physics provided and found the fact that physics is fundamental to and overlaps with biology, chemistry and engineering truly fascinating.  Ugo spent five years at the University of Padua, studying physics and in his words ‘meeting amazing people and teachers’ who fuelled his passion for the subject. Ugo’s interest in quantum physics grew from his undergraduate study of quantum physics and stemmed from learning the idea that ‘something can change just by looking at it’. Following his undergraduate and Masters degree, Ugo took the leap to move to the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh where he is now undertaking his PhD in Quantum Telecommunication Systems. We caught up with Ugo at the Association for Science Education (ASE) Conference in 2019 and he told us a little more about his interest and current work in physics:
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