Dr Ben Sparkes kicked off the 2017 IPAS Seminar Series with his presentation titled “Gradient Echo Memory: A GEM for Quantum Information Processing”.
Gradient Echo Memory (GEM) is based on photon echoes and is a more precise and efficient form of quantum memory and storage for light.
Ben joined the Precision Measurement Group two months ago, following a postdoc at University of Melbourne and undertaking his PhD at Australia National University. He is an ARC DECRA Fellow and is looking forward to expanding his research within IPAS.
IPAS researchers including Dr James Anstie are developing a laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancers in the future. Dr Anstie is working in the Precision Measurement group under Professor Andre Luiten, IPAS Director and Chair of Experimental Physics in the School of Physical Sciences.