Author Archives: quantum
We are pleased to announce a milestone achievement for both Stellenbosch University and the broader South African scientific community. The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have accepted Stellenbosch University’s bid to host the … Continue reading
We are thrilled to announce that our latest paper, “Hierarchical Quantum Circuit Representations for Neural Architecture Search,” has just been published in the esteemed npj Quantum Information. Our work introduces an exciting paradigm by borrowing techniques from the field of … Continue reading
Prof. Francesco Petruccione was recently awarded the title of Cavaliere della Stella d’Italia, a prestigious Italian honour.. The accolade, presented by the Italian ambassador on Italy’s Republic Day, recognizes Petruccione’s significant global contributions to theoretical physics. For the full press … Continue reading
Last week, Gerhard Woithe, who just joined the Group as an MSc student, started a project to translate the Wikipedia page for “Quantum computing” to Afrikaans. The page (still in progress) can be found at https://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwantumberekening. In the process of … Continue reading
What a day: 4 preprints in the arXiv! Congratulations to Shivani Pillay, Ian David, Rowan Pellow-Jarman and Shane McFarthing for submitting their first preprints to the arXiv: Hybrid Genetic Optimisation for Quantum Feature Map Design R Pellow-Jarman, A Pillay, I … Continue reading
Prof Uwe Jaekel (Hochshule Koblenz, University of Applied Sciences) is visiting Stellenbosch University from 31 January to 5 February 2023. Prof Jaekel is one of the speakers at the 2023 CHPC-NITheCS Summer School on Theoretical and Computational Sciences. On Friday, … Continue reading
It was great to have some of my UKZN students visiting in Stellenbosch and join the local team.
The latest paper with Betony Adams, Ilya Sinayskiy and Rienk van Grondelle was published in Scientific Reports. Abstract: The SARS‐CoV‐2 pandemic has added new urgency to the study of viral mechanisms of infection. But while vaccines offer a measure of … Continue reading
We are very happy to welcome Graeme Pleasance as a PostDoc at Stellenbosch University. Graeme joined us on Monday 9 September 2022.
The latest paper with Kimara Naicker and Ilya Sinayskiy was just published in Physical Review Research. Abstract: A wellknown approach to describe the dynamics of an open quantum system is to compute the master equation evolving the reduced density matrix of … Continue reading