8 episodes

insideQuantum tells the human stories behind cutting-edge developments in quantum technology, with the aim of highlighting the diverse range of people behind the amazing discoveries powering the quantum revolution. Each episode features a different guest, chosen from a wide variety of backgrounds, jobs and career stages, including guests from both academia and industry. Over the course of a 20-30 minute chat we'll hear all about their story, and how they got to where they are now. What got them interested in quantum physics? Where did they start, what has their journey so far been like, what advice do they have for others interested in getting into the field, and what do they think the future holds for quantum technologies?

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insideQuantum tells the human stories behind cutting-edge developments in quantum technology, with the aim of highlighting the diverse range of people behind the amazing discoveries powering the quantum revolution. Each episode features a different guest, chosen from a wide variety of backgrounds, jobs and career stages, including guests from both academia and industry. Over the course of a 20-30 minute chat we'll hear all about their story, and how they got to where they are now. What got them interested in quantum physics? Where did they start, what has their journey so far been like, what advice do they have for others interested in getting into the field, and what do they think the future holds for quantum technologies?

    Episode 8: Dr Tiffany Harte

    Episode 8: Dr Tiffany Harte

    How can cutting-edge quantum technologies designed for quantum simulation of materials be used to detect dark matter and gravitational waves? Take a listen to Episode 8 of insideQuantum to find out!

    This week we're featuring Dr Tiffany Harte, a Senior Research Associate in the Many-Body Quantum Dynamics group at the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, and also an affiliate of King's College, as well as a highly active and experienced science communicator. Dr Harte obtained her MPhys degree at the University of St Andrews, followed by a DPhil at the University of Oxford.

    • 39 min
    Episode 7: Ieva Čepaitė

    Episode 7: Ieva Čepaitė

    What will it take to make quantum computing practical, and how can we make the most of different types of hardware for solving different problems? Take a listen to Episode 7 of insideQuantum to find out!
    This week we’re featuring Ieva Čepaitė, a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde in the Quantum Optics and Quantum Many-Body Systems (QOQMS) group, working on algorithms for near-term quantum devices. Ieva obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh, and is a contributing writer for Physics World magazine.

    • 39 min
    Episode 6: Dr Monica Kang

    Episode 6: Dr Monica Kang

    What do black holes have in common with quantum error correction? Take a listen to Episode 6 of insideQuantum to find out!

    This week we're featuring Dr Monica Kang, a Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology in the Particle Theory Group and Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics. Dr Kang obtained her Bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley, followed by a PhD at Harvard University.

    Some of the concepts in this episode are a little different that those we usually cover, so please do check out the full transcript of the interview on our website insidequantum.org for links to further explanations of some of the terms that are discussed.

    For more information and a full audio transcript, see our website insidequantum.org.

    • 39 min
    Episode 5: Dr Elliot Bentine

    Episode 5: Dr Elliot Bentine

    What does game development have in common with quantum physics? Take a listen to Episode 5 of insideQuantum to find out!

    This week we're featuring Dr Elliot Bentine, who was at the time of recording a senior postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, an experimental researcher working with ultracold atomic gases, and in his spare time a video game developer. Dr Bentine did his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. He is the developer of ProPixeliser for the Unity game engine, and the AtomECS package for the simulation of ultracold atoms.

    For more information and a full audio transcript, see our website insidequantum.org.

    • 47 min
    Episode 4: Prof. Román Orús

    Episode 4: Prof. Román Orús

    How can quantum computers be used to solve real-world problems in the financial world? Take a listen to Episode 4 of insideQuantum to find out!

    This week we’re featuring Prof. Román Orús, an Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Donostia International Physics Center in San Sebastián, Spain and Chief Scientific Officer of Multiverse Computing. Prof. Orús obtained his PhD from the University of Barcelona, followed by postdocs at the University of Queensland and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Garching), followed by several visiting professorships and a Junior Professor position at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz.

    For more information and a full audio transcript, see our website insidequantum.org.

    • 39 min
    Episode 3: Dr Lídia del Rio

    Episode 3: Dr Lídia del Rio

    What does it take to co-found a major new academic journal in quantum physics, while also being a leading researcher in the field? Take a listen to Episode 3 of insideQuantum to find out!

    This week we’re featuring Dr Lídia del Rio, a a researcher in quantum information at ETH Zurich and co-founder of the academic journal Quantum. Dr del Rio did her undergraduate degree at the Universidade de Aveiro, followed by postgraduate studies at ETH Zurich, a postdoctoral position at the University of Bristol, and is now a senior scientist and lecturer at ETH Zurich.

    For more information and a full audio transcript, see our website insidequantum.org.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Loruma ,

Interesting and inspiring stories from the industry

I’ve really enjoyed the episodes so far. As a young researcher trying to get into the industry, I’ve found the guests’ stories inspiring and appealing. Changing academic interests can be challenging and one can easily get discouraged; however, listening to their success stories in a humble and down to earth fashion, is always motivating. The host, Steven, is also quite good as an interviewer and always tries to make the content as friendly as possible, which it is not an easy task when you’re deeply knowledgeable in the technical aspects. I hope we can hear Steven’s story soon.

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