Episode 7: Ieva Čepaitė

September 12, 2022




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.

Episode 8: Tiffany Harte

September 12, 2022




How can cutting-edge quantum technologies designed for quantum simulation of materials be used to detect dark matter and gravitational waves? 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.

Episode 6: Dr Monica Kang

August 27, 2022




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. 🟢 Steven Thomson (00:06): Hi there and welcome to insideQuantum, the podcast telling the human stories behind the latest developments in quantum technologies.

Episode 5: Dr Elliot Bentine

August 15, 2022




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.

Episode 4: Prof. Román Orús

August 1, 2022




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, Ikerbasque Professor at the Donostia International Physics Center as well as a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Multiverse Computing, a company providing quantum computing services to the financial industry and beyond. 🟢 Steven Thomson (00:06): Hi there and welcome to insideQuantum, the podcast telling the human stories behind the latest developments in quantum technologies.

Episode 3: Dr Lídia del Rio

July 18, 2022




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.

Episode 2: Dr Philippe Faist

June 5, 2022




What is quantum error correction, and why is it so vital for future quantum computers? Take a listen to Episode 2 of insideQuantum to find out! This week we’re featuring Dr Philippe Faist, a postdoctoral researcher at Freie Universität Berlin. Dr Faist did his undergraduate degree and PhD at ETH Zurich, followed by a postdoctoral position at Caltech, and is currently in his second postdoctoral position here in Berlin. 🟢 Steven Thomson (00:06): Hi there and welcome to insideQuantum, the podcast telling the human stories behind the latest developments in quantum technologies.

Episode 1: Dr Yihui Quek

June 4, 2022




How do we understand the process of learning, and what does it have to do with quantum computers? Take a listen to Episode 1 of insideQuantum to find out! This week we’re featuring Dr Yihui Quek, a postdoctoral researcher and Humboldt Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin. Dr Quek did her undergraduate degree at MIT, followed by postgraduate studies at Stanford, and is currently in her first postdoctoral position. 🟢 Steven Thomson (00:13): Hi there and welcome to insideQuantum, the podcast telling the human stories behind the latest developments in quantum technologies.

Welcome to insideQuantum!

April 10, 2022




Hello, and welcome to insideQuantum! I’m really happy that you’ve taken a chance on us and come to visit our website. We’re a brand new podcast focused on highlighting the people working on various aspects of quantum technology, from fundamental research in computer science and mathematical physics, to the engineers building quantum computing hardware, the programmers building the software stack to go along with it, the teachers and educators getting knowledge about quantum mechanics out into the wider world and – hopefully!