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We are currently recruiting several key positions within the Centre for Quantum Photonics and Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training (QE-CDT). These include academic lectureship positions in within the School of PhysicsDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the QE-CDT

We are also looking for exceptional post-doctoral researchers and engineers to take up a number of positions working on projects aligned to the EPSRC funded, UK Quantum Technology Hubs in Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply for one of the advertised positions. 


Silicon based quantum optics lab-on-a-chip
Researchers at CQP along with collaborators at NTT Japan have developed the world's first quantum circuit to re-programme light in any way imaginable. This work was recently published in Science and will one day be added to the new quantum processor as part of our "Quantum in the Cloud" project. 

Quantum photonics passes integration milestone
CQP Researchers describe how they have brought chip-scale quantum devices closer to reality in new article published this month in Nature Communications. By combining high-performance silicon photonics—the same technology pursued by microelectronics heavyweights for on-chip optical interconnects—and quantum optics, the team was able to integrate the production of spectrally structured and entangled light, and its analysis, within a device measuring less than a millimetre in length.

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CQP Summer School in Quantum Photonics
From 3 - 7 August 2015 we welcomed fourteen students aged 16 - 22 to our Summer School in Quantum Photonics. This week long event brought together students from across the UK and Europe to learn more about physics and engineering with the aim of inspiring the next generation of students to pursue  a career in science. 

Congratulations to Professor Mark Thompson

We are pleased to announce that Mark Thompson has recently been promoted to Professor of Quantum Photonics.  Mark is Deputy Director of CQP and also Director of the Quantum Engineering CDT at University of Bristol. 

CQP Away Day
On July 3rd we held a joint CQP, CDT away day with two fantastic guest speakers; Prof. David Miller from Stanford University and Dr Nathan Wiebe from Microsoft Research. This meeting was partially chaired by Associate Professor Andrew Doherty from University of Sydney.

Work under way on the QET Labs development
Construction work has begun on the new labs and offices which will form part of the University's Quantum Engineering Technology (QET) Labs. Much of this work is due to be completed by the end of September which will see the opening of a number of new optics and integrated photonics laboratories within the School of Physics and NSQI. 

CQP Ping Pong Tournament
Congratulations to Dr Takafumi Ono, Research Associate at the Centre for Quantum Photonics who beat off stiff competition to be crowned winner of our CQP Ping Pong tournament for July!


Opportunities and Events


There are a number of opportunities currently available in CQP and QET labs. Please see the latest updates section for information about the roles available. 

You can continue to check for new posts on our opportunities page. 


We are currently accepting applications for University Studentships in CQP and The Quantum Engineering CDT via our online  application system ‘Hobsons’.

To apply for a studentship within CQP please select 'Faculty of Science' as your Programme Choice with 'Physics' as your programme. The department will be 'Quantum Photonics'.

CQP events:


CQP Seminar Series - Ryotaro Konoike
21 August 2015 15:30 - 16:30

CQP Seminar Series - Dr Joanna Byson
 9 October 2015 15:00 - 16:30

6 - 8 April 2015

NSQI Seminar Room



About Me:

Javier Sabines Chesterking - PhD student

Javier is a 2nd year PhD student at CQP who completed his undergraduate studies in physics at UNAM Mexico. After graduating he went on to study an Erasmus Mundus Master in Photonics which took place in 5 universities and 4 different countries (Gent, VUB, KTH, St. Andrews and Vienna). 

He is currently working on Quantum Metrology in CQP and hopes that his work will one day lead to the first sub-shot noise beer spectrometer. 

Javier recently organised the CQP's first Summer School which saw 14 students from across Europe come to Bristol to learn about Quantum Photonics. It proved to be a great success and he is looking forward to running this event again next year. 

Did you know...?

The 37th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta took place from the 6 - 9 August 2015. It was a huge success, with 130 balloons launching in six consecutive mass ascents. There were an estimated 500,000 visitors over the course of the event which makes this year the biggest ever. 
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