(Dr.) Abbie C. Bray is a theoretical physicist, associate lecturer, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) champion. She is Irish – British and from a socially and economically diverse background, and despite many barriers achieved high academic success. With her background, knowledge, and passion for STEM, she has pursued a career that allows her to continue her work in EDI as well as teach the next generation of quantum physicists. Also, her research is on attosecond science with a particular focus on quantum interference patterns of electrons. As a theorist she relies on the beauty of quantum mechanics to aid her in explaining why electrons behave the way they do under a strong field regime (intense laser light). When Abbie isn’t querying quantum, she can be found dancing to techno or baking bread!
Andrew has been an artist, botanist, filmmaker, musician, theatrical producer and for the last 12 years, Outreach Manager at the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Much of his professional life was spent as a metrologist (measurement scientist) working in the ‘Quantum Metrology’ group as a senior researcher. Managing the explaining of NPL’s science to the masses has included overseeing and judging many film, poster and essay competitions. He has won awards for his own educational filmmaking work. In 2019 he received an MBE for services to STEM education.
Dagomir is a theoretical physicist and a filmmaker. As a Principal Investigator and Associate Professor at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, he does research on the foundations of quantum theory. Topics he's interested in include contextuality and the quantum-classical boundary. As a filmmaker and movie-buff, his tastes tend to neon-noir. He won top prize in a 2014 physics video contest by the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) for a thriller with a physics theme. Short films he's made that are not about physics have been selected for international festivals including the LA Shorts Fest.
As director of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies – a New Zealand national Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) - David is dedicated to educational outreach, while providing strong support for industry engagement and leadership of research activities across the Centre’s five member universities. He’s initiated and led a successful public engagement partnership with the Otago Museum - of which he has been a board member since 2008 – as well as with other museums, schools and agencies throughout New Zealand. David is also a professor in the University of Otago’s Department of Physics, doing research in theoretical quantum physics. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) and a member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand.
As an Exhibition Producer Dimitris has been in charge of curating, planning, and delivering museum exhibitions for the past 10 years. In order to do so he is required to be up-to-date on the latest trends in science, technology and art through constant research. He has collaborated with world-class scientists and artists, people from the Japanese and Singaporean governments as well as multinational corporations in order to introduce cutting-edge scientific research and the latest forms of artistic expression to the general public.
Jenny is the manager of outreach and media relations at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. She has led the organisation of the Quantum Shorts contests since they began in 2012. Earlier in life, she studied physics at the University of Cambridge and worked as a science journalist in the UK for publications including Nature and New Scientist.
John is the Scientific Outreach Manager at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. John's job is to take university research out of the labs and off the whiteboards and make it accessible to students and teachers across Canada. John holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Waterloo, with a research specialization in single- and entangled-photon sources, ultrafast measurement, and quantum nonlinear optics.
Mariagrazia is an experimental quantum physicist. She graduated in Rome, Italy where she worked on Boson Sampling implementation. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student at QuTech in Delft, in the group of Prof. Ronald Hanson. Her work is focused on the development of a Quantum Internet stack using NV centers in diamonds as quantum processors. When she is not in the lab, she is also a movies and series enthusiast and believes that this form of art can naturally connect people with different interests.
Michael, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He is a consultant at New Scientist and the author of numerous books including The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook, Hollywood Wants to Kill You and the bestselling non-fiction title 13 Things That Don't Make Sense. He co-hosts the award-winning podcast Science(ish), which delves into the science behind popular culture.
Siddharth is an experimentalist who grew up in India playing cricket and a habit of making his own toys from the discarded wood of a carpenter in the neighborhood. Developing his habit over the years at present he works on making qubits as a PhD at Qutech. He primarily deals with superconducting and hybrid semiconducting-superconducting qubits involving aspects of fabrication, and design. He has found it very interesting to dive into the amalgamation of quantum physics and his intuition from building things in the classical world to mimic nature at the smallest scale. He is very intrigued by the story told by science and how to communicate it in the simplest way possible. This interest also led him to join the Qutech blog’s editor team.
Spiros grew up in Greece, solving math puzzles and playing video games with his brothers. After high school, he moved to Boston to study Math and Computer Science at MIT, before coming to sunny California for his PhD in Applied Mathematics at UC Davis. He is now at Caltech, where he splits his time between research on theoretical quantum physics and outreach for the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter. In the academic world, he is best known for his work on the Quantum Hall Effect. He was a scientific advisor for the film Ant Man and is one of the creators of qCraft for Minecraft, a mod that brings the principles of quantum physics to the Minecraft game. He was also the instigator of the short film Anyone Can Quantum (2016), a viral hit that featured a quantum chess match between Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd.
Tim is doing his PhD at the University of Queensland node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems. His research is in phononic computing - fabricating nanoscale mechanical devices that can perform logic.