Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control Group
This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest.
Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.
About the group
In the last few years, a vigorous new research community has emerged in the field of quantum optics, information and control.
As a special interest, member-driven group, we cover a broad spectrum of topics that include:
- information theory
- quantum technologies
- foundations of quantum physics
- investigation and control of fundamental physical and chemical phenomena
What the group does
The purpose of our group is to:
- support links with industry
- organise conferences, seminars and workshops
- foster links with national and international research networks
- promote interaction between physicists working in the diverse range of research fields we encompass
- organise outreach activities, for example talks to school or the production of videos
- award grants and prizes relating to conferences of interest, for example the Conference on Condensed Matter and Materials, Photon and QuAMP Divisional conferences
- award and administer conference travel bursaries and grants for student meetings and conferences
Quantum on the Clock
And your three minutes start... now! Physicist Richard Feynman once said “I can safely say that nobody really understands quantum mechanics” – can you help us prove him wrong?
The Institute of Physics QQQ group Quantum on the Clock competition challenges UK and Ireland high school students to create a three-minute video about any aspect of quantum science or technology.
Entries can be individual or in teams of up to four students, and there are loads of prizes up for grabs, including cash, Physics World subscriptions, and expenses-paid invitations to the Photon 2022 conference dinner.
Group physics prize
This is awarded jointly with other groups, to an early career researcher for outstanding research, published within the previous five years, on a topic relevant to these IOP groups:
- Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control
- Atomic and Molecular Interactions
- Molecular Physics
- Quantum Electronics and Photonics
- Plasma Physics
Committee and contacts
|Chair||Dr Alexander Clark, MInstP|
|Secretary||Dr Mark Bason, MInstP|
|Treasurer||Professor Riccardo Sapienza, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr David Cunnah, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr John Devaney, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Professor Barry Garraway, CPhys MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Alex Guttridge, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Benjamin Lienhard, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Jongseok Lim, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Yasir Noori, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Sai Kiran Rajendran, MInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Dr Alastair Sinclair, FInstP|
|Ordinary Member||Miss Maria Violaris|