Many congratulations to our students who have been awarded several Scholarships and Prizes:
Long David was awarded the Levey Scholarship No 1 and the Smith Prize in Experimental Physics
Angus Johnson was awarded the University of Sydney Physics Foundation Scholarship No 1
Alex Hung was awarded the School of Physics – JSM Scholarship No 2 and the Slade Prize in Intermediate Physics Practical
Kehuan Shi was awarded the University of Sydney Physics Foundation Scholarship No 2
Akib Karim was awarded the School of Physics Honours Scholarship
On 27-28 November 2014, the Italian Embassy held a meeting of researchers in the science and technology area, of Italian origin.
Today Robert Chapman starts his PhD on quantum photonics. He has awarded a very competitive University of Sydney’s International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Congratulations Rob! Frank Paino joins our group as Honours student. David Merrick Long, Ryan Thomas and Tzu-Heng Hung (Alex) join QPL as part of the talented student program.
An international team of researchers from the Universities of Sydney, Bristol, Harvard and Haverford College have demonstrated a new quantum algorithm that dramatically reduces the requirements for quantum resources. Using a small-scale reconfigurable photonic quantum processor they successfully calculated some important molecular properties of the Helium Hydride molecule. In the future, much larger molecules will be studied using with only a few tens of qubits, in contract to the millions or billions of quantum bits required today.
This approach is likely to serve as the blueprint for quantum eigensolvers and could lead to the first practical quantum enhanced calculation long before previously anticipated.