We use theoretical techniques to understand the quantum properties of nano materials, focussing on quantum information processing and energy harvesting.

Please have a browse of this website and if you would like more information on any aspects of our work, please email Brendon Lovett.

“Coherences”/ Qubit Brain Super Absorption “East


27 Jun

Graduation day in St Andrews - congratulations to project students Angus Dunnett and Thomas Ackernley who both graduated with first class honours.

27 Jun

Congratulations to visiting scholar Christian Johansen who passed his degree at DTU (Copenhagen) with the highest marks, after completing his dissertation project in the group.

2 Feb

Helen’s paper on coherence protection in coupled systems appears in Physical Review A.

25 Jan

Dominic Gribben has a paper published from his Master’s work at Nottingham, in Physical Review A.

28 Nov

Preprint appears. Aidan Strathearn, Peter Kirton, Dainius Kilda, Jonathan Keeling and Brendon Lovett, showing how non-Markovian open quantum systems can be efficiently simulated.

14 Sep

Paper with Aidan Strathearn and Peter Kirton published by New Journal of Physics

4 Sep

Welcome to new visiting scholar Christian Johansen, who is visiting from DTU, Copenhagen.

1 Sep

Welcome to new PhD students Dominic Gribben and Dominic Rouse

12 Jun

Paper with Nick Lambert and colleagues in Cambridge out in Phys Rev B as Editor's suggestion

22 May

Helen Cammack publishes article in The Scotsman Available here

19 Apr

Aidan Strathearn submits his first paper, on efficient real time path integral methods for open systems - available here.

4 Apr

Helen Cammack wins the BBC Focus Prize for her video "The Scientific Method". Click here and scroll down for the announcement and video.

29 Nov

Paper with Giuseppe Pica on why germanium is a good material for quantum computing out in Phys. Rev. B

11 Nov

Paper with Erik Gauger, Amir Fruchtman, Rafa Gomez-Bombarelli out in Phys. Rev. Lett.

10 Nov

Congratulations to Elliott for passing his viva and becoming Dr Levi!

1 Nov

Paper on how to do quantum computing in Germanium accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. B

30 Sept

Helen, Aidan and Brendon together with Keeling group put on Quantum digits and dances exhibit for Exploration ’16

28 Sept

Paper Photocell Optimisation Using Dark State Protection by Brendon, in collaboration with Oxford, Harvard and Heriot Watt Universities accepted in Physical Review Letters

2 Sept

Paper `Quantum capacitance and charge sensing of a superconducting double dot' by Brendon, in collaboration with Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, accepted in Applied Physics Letters

1 Sept

Paper by Elliott, Peter and Brendon on designing geometries for spin channels published in Phys. Rev. A

1 Sept

Aidan, Brendon and Peter presenting work at DOQS 2016

29 July

Paper by Elliott, Peter and Brendon on designing geometries for spin channels accepted in Phys. Rev. A

27 July

Quantum digits and dances exhibit of this and Keeling group accepted for Exploration ’16

27 July

New website