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EPSRC Reference: EP/M024180/1
Title: SUSSP71 - Frontiers in Quantum Dynamics and Quantum Optics
Principal Investigator: Jeffers, Professor J
Other Investigators:
Riis, Professor E Kuhr, Professor S Daley, Professor A J
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Department: Physics
Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Scheme: Training Schools (Non-FEC)
Starts: 01 May 2015 Ends: 30 April 2016 Value (£): 25,000
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Light-Matter Interactions Quantum Optics & Information
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Communications Electronics
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The last 25 years have seen a shift in the emphasis of fundamental quantum physics theory and experiments, from simply generating and measuring quantum systems towards the purposeful control and manipulation of their dynamics. One main driver for this has been the rapidly-developing field of quantum information. An example is quantum key distribution, which during this period has changed from a proof of principle laboratory-based science into a set of security products for the information exchange market. The use of quantum systems for information processing is a greater challenge and is at an earlier stage. It is likely that quantum information processing, due to the multi-parallel nature of information in entangled quantum systems, can be much more efficient than classical computation for certain problems.

The key to success in this area is the control of quantum dynamics, either through suppression of unwanted decoherent dynamics, or encouragement of particular driven dynamics. The technology in the first instance will be based on photons and atoms - the realm of quantum optics. The School is based on training needs in these areas of science and technology, and will provide attendees (postgraduate students or junior postdoctoral researchers) with an intensive 12 day training programme, including formal lectures, problem and discussion classes and poster sessions.

The School is being organised under the umbrella of Scottish Universities Summer Schools in Physics (SUSSP), established in 1960 by the four ancient Scottish Universities to contribute to the dissemination of advanced knowledge (in Physics) and the formation of contacts among scientists from different countries through a series of annual summer schools of the highest international standard.

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