Congratulations Natalia!

We are very proud to announce a major achievement of our PhD student Natalia Herrera. She won the 2nd-year prize and the best talk award at the annual Postgraduate Research Conference in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. This acknowledges the fantastic talks she gives to a wide range of audiences and her passion to share her expertise.


Natalia has made outstanding achievements in the lab during her PhD as is shown by her latest Nature Physics paper titled “Unscrambling entanglement through a complex medium.” Our proud winner felt very honoured by taking home two prizes and will spend the prize money on time with her friends and family in 2022.

Welcome Sophie² !

We are thrilled to welcome our newest recruits Sophie and Sophie!

Sophie E. graduated from the University of Bristol with an MSc in Mathematics. After working on projects investigating continuous variable cluster states and Gaussian boson sampling, she will be joining us for her PhD from Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training in Bristol.

Sophie L. joins us from Vienna where she did her BSc and MSc in physics at University of Vienna. She gained expertise in experimental quantum optics while working in Philip Walther’s group on blind photonic quantum computing protocols.

We are very excited to have you both here! Welcome to BBQ Lab!