Research Excellence Framework results 201419 December 2014The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results have been published - and the University of Bristol has been ranked among the UK’s top research universities.
81.7% of the research papers submitted from Bristol to the Physics Unit of Assessment panel were judged to be of the highest 3* or 4* quality.
EPSRC Quantum Hub Network5 December 2014The UK government has released information about the £120m programme to explore the properties of quantum mechanics and how it can be used to develop new technologies. The four Quantum Technology Hubs, which will involve a total of 17 UK universities and 132 companies, will be funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The investment is part of the £270m National Quantum Technologies Programme that was announced in 2013 by UK chancellor George Osborne and will run across the next five years. The Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) is pleased to announce our involvement in two successful hubs; Quantum Sensing and Imaging led by the University of Glasgow and Quantum Communications led by the University of York.
Student publishes paper based on industrial research19 November 2014Research conducted by undergraduate student James Oliver during his work placement at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, the UK’s national fusion laboratory, has been published in the journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion.
Physics at Bristol marks Ada Lovelace Day13 November 2014The School of Physics organised a stall and display to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2014. The foyer of the Physics building became the focus of the celebration of the role of women in science past, present and future.
Qubit entanglement on a silicon photonic chip14 October 2014Entanglement—one of the most delicate phenomena in nature—is an essential resource for quantum information applications. Researchers from Centre for Quantum Photonics reveal their latest findings.
BOSS Opening Event14 October 2014On 16th October, the Bristol Optical Students Society (B.O.S.S) held an opening evening to celebrate the official launch of the new social year and to advertise some of the events and opportunities which will take place over the next year.
BOSS at Bristol Bright Night6 October 2014On 26th September, the Bristol Optical Students Society (BOSS) participated in the Bristol Bright Night, a special evening where researchers share their work with people of all ages in order to promote science and inspire the youngest members of the general public to embrace a scientific career.
New Paper published in Nature Comms by CQP Researchers3 October 2014A New Paper on "Fast electrical switching of orbital angular momentum modes using ultra-compact integrated vortex emitters"by CQP Researchers in collaboration with several other leading Photonics Groups has been published in Nature Communications.
The Man Leading the March of Machines1 October 2014In August, Daniel Finkelstein OBE, Executive Editor of The Times and RISE Companion to Prof. Jeremy O'Brien visited Bristol to have a look at our labs and to film a short video for EPSRC about Professor O'Brien and the work undertaken at the Centre for Quantum Photonics.
Quantum Revolution One Step Closer11 September 2014A new way to run a quantum algorithm using much simpler methods than previously thought has been discovered by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol. These findings could dramatically bring forward the development of a 'quantum computer' capable of beating a conventional computer.
Prof. Jeremy O'Brien World Leading Scientific Mind6 August 2014Five University of Bristol academics have been named by Thomson Reuters as among the top one per cent of scientists who are “the world’s leading scientific minds” and whose publications are among the most influential in their fields.
Verifying the future of quantum computing31 July 2014Physicists are one step closer to proving the reliability of a quantum computer – a machine which promises to revolutionise the way we trade over the internet and provide new tools to perform powerful simulations.
Physicists win Rising Star Award14 July 2014Peter Shadbolt, a final year PhD student in the School of Physics on secondment with Imperial College London, was named as a Rising Star at the recent RISE Awards, which celebrate inspirational scientists and engineers leading innovation in the engineering and physical sciences.
Members of CQP present QKD Demo at Skirting Science26 June 2014Four member of CQP presented a demonstration on Quantum Key Distribution to year 9 girls at the Skirting Science Workshop in an attempt to increase the number of girls taking Physics at GCSE level.