Workshop has quantum theory under control

Professor Howard Wiseman in the laboratory
Centre for Quantum Dynamics
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Mind-numbing to some, mind-blowing to others, quantum theory is needed to explain how the universe works at the scale of atoms and smaller. Delivered at these scales, however, new technologies such as teleportation and ultrafast computing have a major hurdle to overcome: the infamous “quantum leap”. In fact, scientists say that just looking at a […]

American Physical Society announces outstanding referees for 2014

Centre for Quantum Dynamics
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Michael Hall, a research fellow in the Centre for Quantum Dynamics (CQD), was one of the 143 physicists named by the American Physical Society this year as an Outstanding Referee, out of a pool of about 60 000 currently active referees worldwide. He joins CQD members Howard Wiseman and David Pegg, who were similarly recognised […]

Revealing the optical footprint of the atom

Atom shifting phase - Centre for Quantum Dynamics, Griffith University
Centre for Quantum Dynamics
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New images have been captured by researchers at Griffith University of light bending around a single atom. The research was carried out at Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, using a laser beam directed at a single charged Ytterbium atom suspended in a vacuum. The ion was fixed in position by a high voltage electrical field. […]