IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor: Geoff Pryde, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

30th May - 29 July 2011

Photo of Associate Professor Geoff Pryde

Geoff Pryde is Associate Professor in Physics in the Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He is also a Chief Investigator and Program Manager in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.

Dr Pryde received his Ph.D. from the Australian National University in 2001. Following postdoctoral and senior research Fellow appointments at Montana State University (USA) and The University of Queensland (Australia), he joined the faculty of Griffith University in 2006, where he founded the Quantum Optics and Information Laboratory.

His research involves the experimental investigation of quantum information science using optical techniques, especially using single and entangled photons. Highlights include the development and characterization of quantum computer logic gates, the development of novel quantum measurement techniques, and experiments probing the fundamental physical limits of precision measurement. A key approach is the application of concepts from quantum measurement science and quantum feedback control to quantum information technology research, and also to fundamental studies of quantum physics.

Current areas of investigation include: the use of quantum resources to improve precision measurements; novel quantum amplification techniques for applications in long-range secure information transfer; novel uses of entanglement in quantum-enhanced computation; and the fundamental properties of quantum correlations such as entanglement and “steering”.

Dr Pryde has also worked on the coherent control and precision spectroscopy of rare-earth ions in solids, which is currently finding application in optical quantum memory and processing applications.

Geoff will be working with Professor Jeremy O’Brien, head of the Centre for Quantum Photonics in the departments of Physics and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The project involves combining quantum control techniques and quantum integrated photonics technology to advance the science of precision measurements, and to provide novel approaches to quantum information science.

For more information on Dr Pryde’s visit, please contact Professor Jeremy O’Brien.

Geoff Pryde’s home page at Griffith University.