BBQLab @ BQIT:22

BBQLab descended on Bristol for Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop 2022 to enjoy a fantastic week of seminars, poster sessions, networking events and engagement with the scientific community – and beautiful Bristol.

Congratulations to Vatshal Srivastav (left) and Suraj Goel (right) for winning the People’s Choice Poster Prize, gaining over 50% of peoples votes! Brilliant follow-up to Vatshal’s win in BQIT: 2021.

As well as an inspiring Equality, Diveristy and Inclusion session featuring our group leader Prof Mehul Malik, and co-chaired by our Sophie Engineer.

All in all, a wonderful opportunity for all nine of our team to step out of the virtual and into real life. Bring on more conferences, workshops and prizes!

Welcome Dr. Sabine Wollmann

We are delighted to welcome our new postdoctoral researcher and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow Dr. Sabine Wollmann to BBQLabs!

Sabine completed her PhD at Griffith University with Prof. Geoff Pryde and Prof. Howard Wiseman, and has worked in the groups of Prof. Hubert Krenner at University of Augsburg, Prof. Christian Kurtsiefer in Singapore, and most recently at the Quantum Engineering Technology Labs at University of Bristol.
Sabine will be an invaluable member of the team with her wealth of expertise in quantum optics and quantum information, and particularly EPR steering.

Her prestigous Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship – Quantum Information in Quantum Imaging – will bring exciting new directions to the group and perfectly complement the research of the team.

Sabine already out enjoying the beautiful campus at Heriot-Watt University.

Winning the Double at Q-Turn2020!

Vatshal with his silver prize student presentation. Natalia with her gold prize poster.

At this year’s Q-Turn some 600+ researchers met online to share their works in quantum science, highlighting top-quality experimental and theoretical work on quantum information technology and foundations. Holding together this meeting is Q-turn’s awareness program, promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, intersectionality, responsible research, workers’ rights, as well as physical and mental health in quantum science and technology. Making Q-turn a vital and amazingly fullfing meeting for the sciences and everybody involved.

To top the incredible week off, BBQLab students Natalia and Vatshal won two prizes(!), the gold poster prize, and silver student presentation prize, respectively.

Congratulations to both of you, and thankyou Q-Turn2020 for an amazing week!

Vatshal wins 1st Prize….Twice!

Congratulations Vatshal!

Our very own Vatshal Srivastav won the 1st prize in the Heriot-Watt, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Postgraduate Resarch Day for his poster on our upcoming work “Genuine High-Dimensional Quantum Steering”.

That’s not all. He ALSO won 1st prize at the Inaugural Brazil-Scotland Meeting on Structured Light (BraSco)!

The BraSco announcement, and Vatshal modelling his new prize Sennheiser headphones.

Two weeks, two prizes, what’s next for this man…

Congratulations Natalia! – 1st Prize!

” 1st prize for best poster goes to our wonderful Natalia Herrera Valencia! “

Nice one Natalia!!! Amazing work!!!

Natalia’s poster on “Unscrambling Entanglement Through A Complex Medium” won 1st Year Postgraduate Reseach Prize in IPaQS on Sept 11th.

The poster presented exciting new results she has obtained, demonstrating a remarkable feature of entanglement: even after one particle gets scrambled through a complex medium, we can observe the entanglement by carefully scrambling its partner!

For more details, please read our recent arXiv paper: N. H. Valencia, S. Goel, W. McCutcheon, H. Defienne, and M. Malik, “Unscrambling Entanglement through a Complex Medium”, arXiv:1910.04490 (2019), Link: