Physics researcher at Strathclyde Physics, quantum gal.

I am a Quantum Computing enthusiast and a PhD candidate at the Quantum Optics and Quantum Many-Body Systems group at Strathclyde University, working on applications of Variational Quantum Algorithms (VQAs) to Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) as well as Counterdiabatic (CD) driving of many-body quantum states. I am also a member of the International Graduate School for Quantum Technologies.

I completed an Integrated MSc in Computational Physics at the University of Edinburgh in 2019, during which I worked with Elham Kashefi and the lovely team of the  Edinburgh-Paris Virtual Quantum Lab. For my Bachelor’s thesis I simulated a Quantum Fully Homomorphic Encryption scheme on the IBM 16 qubit chip and for my Master’s I developed a Quantum Machine Learning (QML) method: the Continuous Variable Born Machine. I also spent a summer in 2018 working at Kai Dickemann’s group in the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore calculating properties of 6Li40K molecules for their experiment.

Apart from my research I also enjoy contributing to science communication through writing and editing articles, giving interviews and curating scripts as well as via a largely science-based blog. I’m an avid hillwalker of the scottish hills, a former debater, a former comedy writer (don’t ask), somehow aware of and interested in Category Theory and generally prone to bouts of philosophy concerning the Digital Universe.

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