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Visit of Professor Marco Merkli (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

During the last month, our group had the pleasure of hosting Prof. Marco Merkli as a visiting researcher from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. As a mathematical physicist, Prof. Merkli’s research primarily revolves around elucidating the dynamics of open … Continue reading

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Dr Vinayak Jagadish joins Quantum@SUN

We are pleased to announce that Dr Vinayak Jagadish has joined Quantum@SUN as of 31 Jan 2024, having been formally appointed as a research fellow at the National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS). We extend our congratulations to … Continue reading

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Dr Yaseera Ismail joins Quantum@SUN

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Yaseera Ismail has joined Quantum@SUN as of 1 Jan 2024, after being appointed Senior Lecturer at Stellenbosch University. Dr Ismail specialises in the development of quantum technologies, particularly in the field of … Continue reading

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Quantum@SUN Unconference 2023

Our research group recently held an unconference, which was a great success. We spent a whole day together, and every group member presented some interesting research questions. It was amazing to see the group’s diversity of topics and perspectives and … Continue reading

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Dr. Matthias Troyer (Technical Fellow and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Quantum) Visited Quantum Research Group of Stellenbosch University

On Monday, July 17, 2023, the Quantum Stellenbosch group had the privilege of hosting Dr. Matthias Troyer, a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Quantum. Dr. Troyer delivered an insightful presentation focusing on “Practical Quantum Advantage” and shared the latest progress in … Continue reading

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Italian honour for Prof Petruccione

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‚Äôs Republic Day, recognizes Petruccione’s significant global contributions to theoretical physics. For the full press … Continue reading

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Participation of one of our group members in the NYUAD International Hackathon Quantum Computing (AbuDhabi)

One of the Ph.D. students of the Quantum Research Group of Stellenbosch University, Abbas (Omid) Hassasfar, recently attended the Eleventh Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good focusing on Quantum Computing held at the New York University Abu Dhabi in … Continue reading

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Students participate in Quantinuum Quantum Hackathon at ICTP Trieste, Italy

The Stellenbosch University students, Dean Brand, Abbas (Omid) Hassasfar, Matt Lourens, Amy Rouillard, Donovan Slabbert, and Gerhard Woithe, recently attended the ICTP – Quantinuum Quantum Hackathon held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. This event … Continue reading

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Four new preprints

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

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Quantum @SUN welcomes Prof Uwe Jaekel

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

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