Speaker: Lloyd Hollenberg

3038picture_lloydHollenbergProfessor Lloyd Hollenberg works on theoretical quantum computing and information (Quantum computing, quantum information, qubit system modelling and control, alogorithm, quantum error correction, single electron transistor), as well as theory and implementation of quantum technology, including: quantum computer architectures, Quantum information processing, and Quantum communications systems. He is Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology within the Department of Physics at the University of Melbourne.

(link) Abstract to Lloyd Hollenberg’s talk ‘Quantum reality bytes: the dawning age of quantum information technology – Lloyd Hollenberg’.

Professor Hollenberg has received many awards for his work in quantum sensing and quantum computing.

  • The 2013 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research – see article ‘Shine on you tiny diamonds
  • The 2012 Walter Boas Medal for pioneering work in quantum sensing and quantum computing. In 2013, he was awarded an Australian Research Council Australian Laureate Fellowship and was part of the team that received the 2013 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. According to ABC’s Catalyst, his work is “a quantum leap in theoretical physics, that’s poised to make a huge impact in cell biology”.
  • The 2013 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in physical sciences (from VESKI – Victorian Government)

2013 Victoria Prize – Professor Lloyd Hollenberg

2013 Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation – physical sciences

id21881Imperfect diamonds could help answer fundamental questions in the life sciences, thanks to ground-breaking research by Victorian physicist, Professor Lloyd Hollenberg. In world first experiments, Professor Hollenberg and his team demonstrated nanodiamond quantum sensing technology in a living cell with sensitivity and resolution a million times greater than any conventional MRI system in the world.

The quantum sensor, a single atom defect in a diamond crystal called a nitrogen-vacancy centre, has the potential to revolutionise sensing and imaging at the atomic and molecular levels. The combination of the special properties of diamond and the quantum properties of the nitrogen-vacancy centre are one of nature’s remarkable coincidences and allows the device to detect the very small magnetic fields arising from individual atoms and molecules. With human life beginning and ending with atoms and molecules, a quantum sensor will provide us views of life at this fundamental level in a way never before experienced.

Internationally, there is huge interest in the potential of quantum technologies. Working at the convergence of quantum mechanics and biology, Professor Hollenberg is sparking a new era of nanoscale magnetic imaging with research spanning quantum physics, chemistry, bioengineering, materials science and biology. As a result, he and his team have demonstrated that sensors based on the strange rules of quantum mechanics can offer new tools to address important problems in biology.

Professor Hollenberg received the 2012 Walter Boas Medal for pioneering work in quantum sensing and quantum computing. In 2013, he was awarded an Australian Research Council Australian Laureate Fellowship and was part of the team that received the 2013 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. According to ABC’s Catalyst, his work is “a quantum leap in theoretical physics, that’s poised to make a huge impact in cell biology”.

imperfect diamonds - quantum sensingProfessor Hollenberg is Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology within the Department of Physics at the University of Melbourne.
– taken from Science, Technology & Innovation – section of Business Victoria


For more information see:
(Nano-) diamonds are a boy’s best friend: Professor Lloyd Hollenberg and his Eureka Prize
Catalyst (video) : Imperfect Diamonds
2013 Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation – physical sciences
Fluorescent diamond nanocrystals offer new possibilities for biosensing in living cells

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