My day job is to grapple with the behaviour of energy and matter at subatomic scales and to try and answer some big questions: Why are we here and what does it all mean?
Who Am I
I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at Imperial College, London, and since June 2009 I have been in an entangled state of professorship at the University of Oxford.
What I Do
I made my name developing a novel way of quantifying entanglement and applying it to macroscopic physical systems. Besides physics, I enjoy drawing, wakeboarding, and playing my electric guitar with the Marshall amp turned all the way up to 11.
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I’ve said it many times before that I am much more sympathetic to the Eastern Religions than to the Abrahamic ones (geographically, also Eastern Religions as far as Europe is concerned, but never mind that). However, there is one branch of Christianity that resonates with me more than the rest of it put together (admittedly, this might not be saying much in my case). It’s called the Negative Way, or, even better known by its Latin name: the Via Negativa.
How could this new type of room-temperature qubit usher in the next phase of quantum computing?
The qubit attained quantum coherence for 100 nanoseconds, which an expert described as an “important milestone” in quantum computing research. Scientists have built a qubit, or quantum bit, that can achieve “quantum coherence” at room temperature — something normally only possible at temperatures close to absolute zero.
Remembering the Future
This post is about retrocausality, which is the notion that an effect could precede its cause. The TV goes off before you pressed the remote control. You die, only then to be born later. I would love to tell you a joke about retrocausality, but I won’t, because you didn’t like it…