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Read more at: Researchers find ways to improve the storage time of quantum information in a spin rich material
Artist’s impression of an electron spin in a quantum dot, interfaced with light and strongly-coupled nuclear spins (viewed through a lens).

Researchers find ways to improve the storage time of quantum information in a spin rich material

26 January 2023

An international team of scientists have demonstrated a leap in preserving the quantum coherence of quantum dot spin qubits as part of the global push for practical quantum networks and quantum computers. Most researchers approach the problem of isolating qubit from the noise by removing all the interactions. Their qubits...


Read more at: Professor Roberto Maiolino awarded his second ERC Advanced Grant
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Professor Roberto Maiolino awarded his second ERC Advanced Grant

29 December 2022

Professor Roberto Maiolino has been awarded the prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This is the second consecutive ERC Advanced Grant that Professor Maiolino has received. The new grant, worth more than two million pounds, will be used to pursue his research project ‘RISEandFALL'. This...


Read more at: Dr. Bartomeu Monserrat awarded Royal Spanish Society of Physics prize
Theory of condensed matter physics

Dr. Bartomeu Monserrat awarded Royal Spanish Society of Physics prize

16 December 2022

Royal Spanish Society of Physics and BBVA Foundation presented their annual awards for theoretical physics to Dr. Bartomeu Monserrat. Research in theoretical physics is fundamental and the materials we are developing will serve to solve major problems of humanity such as the energy crisis, climate change or medical issues...


Read more at: Dynamical fractal discovered in clean magnetic crystal
Fractal on Ice

Dynamical fractal discovered in clean magnetic crystal

15 December 2022

The properties and behaviour of physical systems are strongly dependent on their dimensionality. Life in a one-dimensional or two-dimensional world would be very different from the three dimensions that we are commonly accustomed to. With this principle in mind, it is perhaps not surprising that fractals – objects with non...


Read more at: 2023 Cavendish PhD prize winners announced

2023 Cavendish PhD prize winners announced

2 December 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the Cavendish Annual Thesis Prize. The prizes are awarded in recognition of exceptional computational, experimental and theoretical physics research by PhD students. 2023 has been another record-breaking year with many excellent nominations and the panel of judges have recognised four...


Read more at: The Dolby family extend their support to create a new fund for excellence in physics
Ray Dolby Centre

The Dolby family extend their support to create a new fund for excellence in physics

28 November 2022

News Release The family of the late Ray Dolby has made a further transformational commitment to the University of Cambridge, ensuring the brightest minds in physics will have the resources they need to drive the breakthroughs of tomorrow. Following their extraordinary gift in 2016 to establish the Ray Dolby Professorship...


Read more at: Dr. Diana Fusco awarded the prestigious ERC Starting Grant

Dr. Diana Fusco awarded the prestigious ERC Starting Grant

22 November 2022

The European Research Council starting grant will support Dr. Fusco’s research group to develop mathematical methods and experimental validations to predict phage-bacteria co-evolution, a key step to be able to engineer and control microbial ecologies. The grants worth about €1.5 million are given to early-career...


Read more at: Professor Jacqui Cole receives her Clifford Paterson Medal

Professor Jacqui Cole receives her Clifford Paterson Medal

12 November 2022

Prof. Jacqui Cole officially received her award after presenting the prize lecture at the Royal Society. Her interdisciplinary research aims to provide a data-driven approach to materials discovery. Professor Jacqueline Cole was officially awarded the Clifford Paterson Medal after presenting her prize lecture. Originally...


Read more at: A new finding to develop more energy efficient OLEDs

A new finding to develop more energy efficient OLEDs

11 November 2022

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are currently used in high end displays, where they offer more vibrant colours, deeper blacks, and superior energy efficiency compared to older technologies, such as liquid crystal displays (LCDs). To make an OLED, a light emitting molecule, known as a ‘dopant’, is mixed into in a very...


Read more at: Dr. David Sun (1966 - 2022)

Dr. David Sun (1966 - 2022)

2 November 2022

Members of the Department will be saddened to learn of the death of David Sun (Astrophysics) after a short period of ill-health. David joined the Astrophysics Group in 2005 having gained his Masters and PhD at Cranfield and his experience of precision engineering design and analyses were immediately brought to bear on a...