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:

Welcome Vatshal!

We are very happy to welcome our second PhD student Vatshal Srivastav, who joins us from India!

Vatshal comes to us after completing both his B.S and M.S. in Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), where he gained significant experience on theoretical models of qubits for quantum computing.

Welcome to the BBQ Lab, Vatshal!

Welcome Will!

Looking forward to all the new ideas from Will’s intricate mind!

We are delighted to welcome our first postdoc, Dr. Will McCutcheon, who joins us from Bristol, UK.

Will completed his PhD at the University of Bristol with Prof. John Rarity, followed by a two-year postdoc at Bristol Quantum Engineering Technology Laboratories.

We are very excited to add Will’s extensive knowledge and experience on both theoretical and experimental quantum information and photonics to the mix!

Welcome Clara and Suraj!

We’d like to welcome two new students in our group who join us for an exciting summer of quantum photonics research!

Clara Flegel is a third-year undergraduate student at Heriot-Watt and is a recipient of the IPAQS undergraduate vacation scholarship.

Suraj Goel is visiting us from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he is a fourth-year undergraduate student.

Mehul @ QuICC 2019

Leeds University Great Hall
Photo: Paul Harrop (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Mehul will be giving a series of lectures on entanglement certification in the lab at the annual Quantum Information, Computing, and Control (QuICC) summer school, organised by the Controlled Quantum Dynamics CDT at Imperial College, London.

The QuICC summer school will go from August 19th to 23rd at the University of Leeds, and will feature lectures by Sir Peter Knight and Dr Almut Beige, among others. The school is aimed at final year undergraduates and first-year PhD students, and has an application deadline of June 8th.