Prof John GooldHead of Course
John Goold is interested in the interface of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics and in particular on how thermodynamics emerges in complex many body systems. He has worked on a number of different areas including ultra cold atoms physics, statistical mechanics and quantum information.
Prof. Stefano Sanvito
Stefano Sanvito is a world-leading expert in the theory of materials and devices, with research interests spanning from first-principles materials design to quantum transport. His research group maintains a balance between the formal development of novel algorithms, and their use in the most recent problems in materials science.
Stefano will coordinate an advanced topics module, in which researchers from Quantum Technology companies will introduce their specific research areas and they will present the most current problems in the field.
Prof Paul Eastham
Paul Eastham is a theoretical physicist, whose research focusses on the effects of quantum coherence in many-body systems, particularly those at the interface between optics and condensed-matter physics.
Paul will be teaching a module on the practical implementations of quantum devices, looking at how these devices are constructed, how they work, and how they might develop in the future.
Prof Ortwin Hess
Ortwin Hess’s research interests are in quantum nanophotonics, metamaterials and spatio-temporal semiconductor laser dynamics. His team and a network of Trinity and international collaborators strive to elevate quantum science and quantum technologies to room-temperature via quantum metamaterials and ultrafast nanoplasmonics. Ortwin will be teaching on the quantum material science module, exploring the role of quantum materials and quantum nano- photonics.
Dr. Alessandro Lunghi
Alessandros research focuses on the development of a computational strategy, based on first-principles simulations and machine learning, to understand and predict the mechanism of spin relaxation and decoherence in real materials. His work has the final goal to deliver a quantitative picture of these complex phenomena and exploit this information to design new quantum systems based on molecular and solid-state spins. Alessandro will lecture on the theory behind core applications of quantum devices, such as electronic structure theory and machine learning..