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Northern Quantum Meeting III on 2018-06-12

10:30 - 18:00

Ground floor, Ogden Centre West, Durham Physics Department

Northern Quantum Meeting III


The Northern Quantum Meeting is a biannual meeting for researchers from the North of UK who work on quantum physics and related topics. This summer, the meeting will be held at Durham University on Tuesday 12th June and will feature a program of talks, presented predominantly by PhD students and postdocs. The aim of the event is to encourage discussion between participants and foster future research collaborations. Lunch will be provided courtesy of our sponsor, the IOP Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control Group. At the end of the day there will also be an informal social trip to a local Durham pub.

Sign up:

If you would like to attend the, please fill out the Doodle poll by Friday 1st June. If you would like to bring a poster please let us know in the Doodle poll.

Volunteer a talk:

If you would like to volunteer a talk please send a title and abstract to Joschka Roffe by Friday 1st June.

Getting to Durham University

The event will be hosted on the ground floor of the Ogden Centre West at the Durham University Science Site. The best way of getting to Durham is via train. The science site can be reached via a short (albeit pretty hilly) walk through the centre of town. Follow the link for directions. For those of you arriving with less time to spare, there is a taxi rank at the train station and the fare to science site will be approximatley £7.


10:30am - Coffee + Registration


Session 1

11:00 - Will Hamlyn (Durham), Atom-light interaction in thermal Rubidium vapours confined to a volume less than \lambda^3

11:25 - Clarissa Barratt (Newcastle), Phase averaging in hot-electron quantum optics

11:50 - Ryan Parker (York), Hybrid Photonic Loss Resilient Entanglement Swapping


12:15 - 13:30 Lunch


Session 2

13:30 - Lucy Downes (Durham), Rydberg atoms for Terahertz sensing and imaging

13:55 - Jan-Ole Risske (York), Quasi-Bragg Beam-Splitter for All-Optical Waveguide Atom Interferometers

14:20 -  Lewis Clark (Newcastle), Relaxation and decoherence of hot electrons from single-electron sources due to acoustic phonon emission


14:45 - 15:00 Break


Session 3

15:00 - Padraic Calpin (UCL), Beyond The Big Os: Implementations of Clifford Simulations

15:25 - Thomas Bland (Newcastle), Quantum Ferrofluid Turbulence

15:50 - Hamed Mohammady (Lancaster), The role of number conservation on measurement-based heat engines


16:15 - 16:45 Cake Break


Session 4

16:45 - Will Brown (Heriot Watt), Vibrationally assisted quantum effects in collective systems

17:10 - Adam Stokes (Manchester), Gauge ambiguities in ultrastrong-coupling QED: the Jaynes-Cummings model is as fundamental as the Rabi model

17:35 -  Mike Vasmer (UCL), Universal Quantum Computing with 3D Surface Codes


18:00 PUB

Previous Meetings

  1. December 2017 - NQM2 at Lancaster University
  2. July 2017 - NQM1 at Manchester Photon Science Institute