13 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?

    Bonus Episode: Season 1 Highlights

    Bonus Episode: Season 1 Highlights

    In this special episode of insideQuantum, we look back on our first season and take another listen to highlights of the 12 episodes that made up Season 1. We've come a long way in such a short space of time - thank you so much to everyone who's listened and made our first series such a success. We hope you're looking forward to Season 2!

    Featuring:


    Dr Yihui QuekDr Philippe FaistDr Lídia del RioProf. Román OrúsDr Elliot BentineDr Monica KangIeva ČepaitėDr Tiffany HarteDr Viviana VillafañeDr Araceli Venegas-GomezDr Alba Cervera-LiertaDr Stefanie Czischek

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 12: Dr Stefanie Czischek

    Episode 12: Dr Stefanie Czischek

    Many machine learning techniques have been developed to run in an efficient way on classical computers, but what could we gain from designing them around biological brains instead, and how might these methods tell us something new about quantum systems? Take a listen to Episode 12 of insideQuantum to find out!
    This week we’re featuring Dr Stefanie Czischek, an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. Dr Czischek obtained her PhD from the University of Heidelberg and did a postdoctoral position in the Perimeter Institute Quantum Intelligence Lab, before taking up her current position.

    • 38 min
    Episode 11: Dr Alba Cervera-Lierta

    Episode 11: Dr Alba Cervera-Lierta

    How can quantum computers be combined with conventional supercomputing facilities, and where will the infrastructure come from to support the future quantum computing ecosystem? Take a listen to Episode 11 of insideQuantum to find out!
    This week we’re featuring Dr Alba Cervera-Lierta, a Senior Researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and coordinator of the Quantum Spain project. Dr Cervera-Lierta obtained her PhD from the University of Barcelona, followed by a postdoctoral position at the University of Toronto, before returning to Barcelona to take up her current role.

    • 40 min
    Episode 10: Dr Araceli Venegas-Gomez

    Episode 10: Dr Araceli Venegas-Gomez

    How can industry learn how to speak the language of quantum physics, and where will businesses of the future find people to work in the rapidly growing number of quantum technology jobs? Take a listen to Episode 10 of insideQuantum to find out! 

    This week we're featuring Dr Araceli Venegas-Gomez, the founder of Quantum Resources and Careers (QURECA), a company focused on bridging the gap between quantum physics in academia and industry. Dr Venegas-Gomez was originally an aerospace engineer before deciding to study quantum physics. She obtained her PhD from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, and started the company QURECA immediately afterwards. 

    • 40 min
    Episode 9: Dr Viviana Villafañe

    Episode 9: Dr Viviana Villafañe

    How will quantum technologies revolutionise our communications, and what will the quantum internet look like? Take a listen to Episode 9 of insideQuantum to find out!
    This week we’re featuring Dr Viviana Villafañe, a George Foster Research Fellow at the Walter Schottky Institute and part of the Munich Centre for Quantum Science and Technology. Dr Villafañe obtained her PhD from the Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica in Argentina, followed by postdoctoral work at the Walter Schottky Institute in Germany.

    • 40 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

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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