Putting uncertainty to work (or how to build technologies based on quantum entanglement) online lecture

The uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics could be the most profound discovery of modern physics. Its implications are wide ranging, from philosophy of science to engineering. The underlying mechanics that lead us to the uncertainty principle also lead us to entanglement — a joint property of multiple particles that says “you will get pure randomness, unless you observe a coupled system using a coupled observation”. This simple rule — unique to the quantum world — can be engineered to transform the way we calculate, via a quantum computer, and the way we communicate, via quantum cryptography.

Dr Dorian Gangloff, Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Royal Society University Research Fellow, Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science joined Balliol in January 2022 as a Tutorial Fellow and the University of Oxford as an Associate Professor in Engineering Science.

His research focuses on experimental and theoretical hardware development for quantum technologies, in particular those that leverage photons and the spins of elementary particles.

He holds a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, and is funded by UKRI as lead principal investigator on multiple grants. He frequently publishes research articles for the Physical Review, Nature Publishing Group, and Science.