20603 Quantum Information, Computation and Communication
906 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
90606 Photonics and Electro-Optical Engineering (excl. Communications)
90605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
Quantum Information ScienceQuantum OpticsQuantum PhysicsPhysics
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Professor Andrew White has pioneered world-leading experiments in quantum computation and quantum optics. His research on the first unambiguous demonstration of a quantum-logic gate operation set the standard for all competing quantum logic gates. Following this major achievement he published the first experimental realisation of the three qubit "Toffoli" gate and the first experimental demonstration of a quantum chemistry algorithm, obtaining the ground and first three-excited state energies of molecular hydrogen. Underpinning these achievements he is also well known for his contributions to modern quantum phenomenon such as quantum discord, quantum state and process tomography and optical vortices.