Head of Quantum Information Group

Natalia Korolkova   Prof Natalia Korolkova
  Professor of Theoretical Quantum Optics

Visiting scholars

Pablo de la Hoz Pablo de la Hoz
email: pdlhi1
PhoG: sub-Poissonian photon gun
Modeling of nonlinear coherent loss in waveguide structures
Open quantum systems

PhD Students

Cailean Wilkinson Cailean Wilkinson
email: cjw27
Secure quantum state sharing and teleportation  

Main collaborations and exchange visits

Gerd Leuchs Professor Gerd Leuchs
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light,
Erlangen, Germany
Classical entanglement
Quantum communication, multi-partite entanglement, and quantum discord
Ladislav Mista Dr Ladislav Mišta
Palacký University, Olomouc,
Czech Republic
Entanglement Theory of Gaussian States
Multipartite quantum communication
Dmitri Mogilevtsev Dr Dmitri Mogilevtsev
B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics,
Minsk, Belarus
Quantum tomography
Dynamics of open quantum systems

group photo Jan 2019

Pablo de la Hoz,  Viktor Nordgren, Natalia Korolkova,  Anton Sakovich ,  Matthew Thornton   (Jan 2019)

Former Postdoctoral Researchers

Matthew Thornton Dr Matthew Thornton
Lead Data Scientist, Twinkl Ltd
PhoG: sub-Poissonian photon gun
Simulation of open quantum systems
Quantum pulse propagation
Svetoslav Ivanov Dr Svetoslav Ivanov
University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Ion trap quantum computing
Tomas Tyc Prof Tomáš Tyc
Masaryk University, Brno,
Czech Republic
Quantum optics
Non-classical states of light
Dmytro Vasylyev Dr Dmytro Vasylyev
University of Rostock, Germany
Quantum communication over atmospheric links
Luciana Davila Romero Dr Luciana Davila-Romero
University of East Anglia, UK
Quantum communication protocols

group photo May 2016

Thomas Doherty,  Natalia Korolkova,  Callum Croal,  Michael Lynch-White,  Matthew Thornton   (May 2016)

group photo Feb 2012 Natalia Korolkova Richard Tatham Darran Milne Niall Quinn

Natalia Korolkova,  Richard Tatham,  Darran Milne,  Niall Quinn   (February 2012)

Former PhD Students and selected Undergraduate & Summer Students

Viktor Nordgren Dr Viktor Nordgren
“Hybrid Ancilla-Based Quantum Computation and Emergent Gaussian Multipartite Entanglement”
Software Engineer at Siemens Digital Industries Software, Cambridge
Kenny Campbell Kenny Campbell
Partially blind witnesses for multipartite Gaussian entanglement
January - April 2022
PhD student in Quantum communications, group of Prof. Razavi, University of Leeds, UK
Jonathan Halliday Jonathan Halliday
Resource theory of Remote State Preparation
January - April 2022
Thomas O'Brien Thomas O'Brien
Robust state transfer in time-dependent quantum networks
January - April 2022
Noah Vaughn-Roberts Noah Vaughn-Roberts
Nonseparable modes: quantum vs classical entanglement
January - April 2022
Harry Bromley Harry Bromley
Numerical pulse propagation for Sagnac interferometer
January - May 2021
Graduate Quantum Photonics Engineer at Aegiq  
Robert Allman Carter Robert Allman Carter
Nonseparable modes: quantum versus classical entanglement
January - May 2020
Lewis Shen Lewis Shen
Quantum chains with dissipative coupling
January - May 2020
Cailean Wilkinson Cailean Wilkinson
Secure quantum state sharing and teleporation.
Winner of MPhys theory project prize.
January - September 2020
Co-tutelle PhD student at the University of St Andrews (Natalia Korolkova) and Macquarie University (Alexei Gilchrist).  
Jesús Diaz Ferrer Jesús Diaz Ferrer
Nonlinear pulse propagation in integrated waveguide networks
June - September 2019
Erasmus Mundus International Masters in Optics and Photonics. From May 2020: Masters Student at TU Delft, QKD group (Wolfgang Tittel)  
Iason Apostolatos Iason Apostolatos
Ancilla-controlled quantum computation with generalized interaction
PhD student, University of Sussex, Ion Quantum Technology group (Winfried Hensinger)  
Hamish Scott Hamish Scott
Practical secure quantum communication
PhD Student, Heriot Watt University Quantum Theory Team (Erik Gauger) and HWQuantum (Jonathan Leach)  
Hamish Scott Dr Matthew Thornton
Agile quantum cryptography and non-classical state generation
Postdoctoral research fellow on the project "Sub-Poissonian Photon Gun by Coherent Diffusive Photonics" under EU Flagship for Quantum Technologies, group of N. Korolkova, Universiity of St Andrews, 2020-2021  
Since 2021 Lead Data Scientist, Twinkl Ltd
Michael Lynch-White Michael Lynch-White
Quantum error correction
Graduate Trading Platform Engineer at Fidessa
Thomas Doherty Thomas Doherty
Coherent dissipative photonics
PhD student, University of Oxford, The Atom-Photon Connection group (Axel Kuhn)
Callum Croal Dr Callum Croal
“Quantum Correlations in Mixed Gaussian State: from Discord to Signatures”
Innovation Consultant, Innovia Technology, Cambridge
Niall Quinn Dr Niall Quinn
“Gaussian Non-classical Correlations in Bipartite Dissipative Continuous Variable Quantum Systems”
Portfolio Manager at Octopus Energy Generation
Richard Tatham Dr Richard Tatham
“Quantum Correlations in and beyond Quantum Entanglement in Bipartite Continuous Variable Systems”
Sep 2012 - Oct 2016: patent attoney at Kilburn & Strode LLP
Oct 2016 - Aug 2021: Intellectual Property Specialist at HGF Ltd
Since Sep 2021: Intellectual Property Counsel at ORCA Computing
Darran Milne Dr Darran Milne
“Towards Universal Quantum Computation in Continuous-Variable Systems”
VividQ Limited, Co-founder and CEO
Gary Sinclair Dr Gary Sinclair
“Cross-Phase Modulation in Rubidium-87”
Feb 2013 - Dec 2019: Senior Research Associate, Quantum Photonics Group, University of Bristol
Photonic Engineer at Optalysys, Leeds, UK,  Jan - Sept 2020
Lecturer at University of Wolverhampton, since Sep 2020
David Menzies Dr David Menzies
“Procrustean Entanglement Concentration, Weak Measurements and Optimized State Preparation for Continuous-Variable Quantum Optics”
Melissa Giulian Melissa Giulian
“Continuous and Hybrid Variable Ancilla Driven Quantum Computation”
2015   (Final Year Project Prize)
Filip Rozpedek Filip Rozpedek
“Time as Quantum Correlations” - 2014
“Reconciliation witness and reliabilility of quantum atmospheric channel” - 2012
PhD from the University of Delft, QuTech group (Stephanie Wehner) - 2019
From 2019: Postdoc, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Takafumi Nakano Takafumi Nakano
“Continuous Variable Ancilla Driven Quantum Computation”
Summer 2010