What kind of research are you working on?
“Stephanie, professor in quantum information, interviewed me on the QuCrypto Conference in Paris and in January I started working here in Delft. When I started, I didn’t have so much specialised knowledge so I needed to warm up a bit. I started with a project that looks at quantum preparation uncertainty and lack of information. The results of this project were published in the New Journal of Physics.”
How do you like working at QuTech?
“QuTech has proven some big principles, for instance the entanglement distillation, with great results. That creates a very exciting atmosphere; the people at QuTech are all very enthusiastic because so much is happening!”
“For the theory section it is a great benefit to be so close to the experimental groups. I work mostly with the crew of the Ronald Hanson lab. It is very useful to talk to experimentalists because they have a different way of looking at things. These views combined often lead to new ways of looking at a challenge.”
“QuTech is a very large community with a huge number of projects that are all interconnected in a way. It is inspiring to learn from the other groups and get knowledge and insights that I can use in my own research. QuTech provides a broad access to knowledge!”
When did you first get inspired by quantum?
“In my third year in Canada, I took an introduction course in entanglement. I decided I wanted to learn more and took a summer internship ‘protocols of quantum communication’ right after that. And now I am here!”
How do you like Delft?
“I think Delft is a very nice town: it vibrates with historical atmosphere with its beautiful houses from the 15th century. And I really like the bicycle culture in the Netherlands.”
Why should students choose quantum/ QuTech?
“QuTech is a great place to study, because there are so many projects, in different subfields, but interconnected and there are so many opportunities for learning. It gives all students a broad perspective of what is happening in the field of quantum all over the world!”
Quantum preparation uncertainty and lack of information
Filip Rozpędek, Jędrzej Kaniewski, Patrick Coles and Stephanie Wehner
New Journal of Physics, February 2017