The mission of the Guest researcher program (GRP) is to provide attractive meeting places where a significant number of international academic and corporate scientists participate. A number of WACQT-GRP visits by prominent scientists have taken place during 2018, some extending into 2019:
Prof. Robert Hadfield
, Glasgow University, UK is professor of Photonics working in Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering. Hadfield spent the month of August 2018 at KTH (host: Prof. Val Zwiller). He participated and gave a talk at the EI Nano community building event 20-22 August 2018, and also visited Chalmers for a day.
Prof. David Gershoni
, Technion, Haifa, Israel is professor of Physics, with present focus on an ERC grant on “Deterministic Generation of Polarization Entangled Single Photon Cluster States”. Gershoni spent one month during September-October 2019 at KTH (host: Prof. Val Zwiller). Gershoni visited Chalmers on 1-2 October and gave a seminar.
Prof. David Weld
, UC Santa Barbara, USA is a physicist working on ultracold gases. The Weld Lab at UCSB uses quantum degenerate gases of lithium and strontium to explore a wide variety of quantum mechanical phenomena, including quantum metrology. Since September 2018 David Weld is spending a sabbatical year in Stockholm (host: Eva Lindroth, SU), with 6 months as a WACQT guest professor. Weld participated in a network meeting of the KAW project “Attosecond chronoscopy of electron wave-packets probing entanglement and time-ordering of quantum processes” (GU+LU+SU) in Göteborg 26 September, gave a seminar on 17 October at SU and visited LU on 23 November, as well a 25 January 2019.
Dr. Arne Grimsmo
, University of Sydney, is a young physicist working on solid state qubit architectures for fault-tolerant quantum computing. Grimsmo has given an offer to work as a theoretical scientist and circuit engineer for WACQT, but could not accept at the present time. To initiate a collaboration, Grimsmo spent 4 weeks at Chalmers during November-December 2018.
In addition, there have been a number of short visits:
Prof. Steven Girvin
, Yale, visited Chalmers during 27 May – 1 June 2018. Prof. Girvin participated and lectured at a WACQT workshop 28 May, participated in a Chalmers evaluation task 29-30 May, and visited MC2 groups on 31 May – 1 June.
Prof. John Clarke
, UC Berkeley, USA, visited Chalmers during August 2018 with GRP support for 2 weeks. Prof. Clarke has an advisory role in the EI Nano initiative, and he participated at the community building event 20-22 August at Marstrand.
Prof. Anton Zeilinger
, University of Vienna visited LU a couple of days in October invited by NanoLund, with some support from WACQT. We plan for a longer stay hosted by WACQT during 2019 with visits also to Stockholm and Göteborg.
Prof. Andreas Buchleitner
, Freiburg im Br., Germany was planned for a 6 week visit to LU during the autumn of 2018. The visit has been delayed and will take place during the spring of 2019.