Northern Quantum Meeting IV

The Northern Quantum Meetings are local one-day meeting for the Quantum community of the N8 Research Partnership Universities with plenty of time for discussions and networking. In addition, to a few talks from experienced academics, we want to give younger students and postdocs an opportunity to present their work. After the third Northern Quantum Meeting last June in Durham, it is now time for the fourth meeting in this series.


To register, please send an email to Almut Beige []. This will help us to get the catering right. Please contact her also, if you like to contribute a talk.


All talks will take place on the 18th of January 2019 at the University of Leeds in the School of Chemistry, West Block, LT E (G.76). Our campus is within walking distance from Leeds city centre and Leeds train station. Directions can be found here.


10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and registration

  • 10:30 – 11:30 Frieder Koenig (St Andrews): Spontaneous emission in optical analogue gravity systems
  • 11:30 – 11:50 Nicholas Spong (Durham): Rydberg quantum optics and faster than supper-radiant decay
  • 11:50 – 12:10 Liam Gallagher (Durham): Towards Rydberg Quantum Optics with Excitons 
  • 12:10 – 12:30 Kieran Bull (Leeds): Quantum Many-Body Scars in Kinetically Constrained Clock Models

12:30 – 13:30 Sandwich lunch (provided)

  • 13:30 – 13:50 Amy Skelt (York): DFT-style approaches to quantum thermodynamics
  • 13:50 – 14:10 Frederico Sousa (York): Weak Localisation Phenomena in Graphene with Strong Proximity Spin-Orbital Effects
  • 14:10 – 14:30 Adam Stokes (Manchester): Subsystem gauge-relativity in non-adiabatic ultrastrong light-matter coupling

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Daniel Alsina (Leeds): AME states, QMDS codes and quantum repeaters
  • 16:00 – 16:20 Peter Brown (York): An adaptive framework for device-independent randomness expansion
  • 16:20 – 16:40 Zixin Huang (Sheffield): Optimal Gaussian-state quantum illumination measurements
  • 16:40 – 17:00 Victoria Wright (York): A Gleason-type theorem for qubits based on mixtures of projective measurements

Following tradition, at the end of the day there will also be an informal social trip to a local pub.


Almut Beige, Jiannis Pachos and Zlatko Papic