The group met the Prime Minister at Cheltenham Science Festival

Last week, the LDSD group took part in one of largest science festivals in the UK — the Cheltenham Science Festival, from the 6th to 11th of June 2017. We brought our improved ‘Quantum Light‘ exhibition to the heart of the Discover Zone at the Town Hall in Cheltenham, where every day over 2,500 people came to learn about the latest science and technology. We enjoyed talking about the science behind our research on the physics underlying quantum computation devices utilising light and other related topics to a wide variety of people: from the youngest pre-school kids (who certainly enjoyed our newly designed colouring sets) to senior members of the public.

We also had a chance to tell the Prime Minister about our research during a surprise visit she made to Cheltenham on the 6th of June, which was covered in the press:


Full article on Gloucestershire Live

Prime Minister at Quantum Light exhibit

Prime Minister at Quantum Light exhibit

Prime Minister at Quantum Light exhibit

Prime Minister at Quantum Light exhibit

Our exhibition at the festival was funded by the EPSRC Programme Grant “Semiconductor Quantum Photonics: Control of Spin, Exciton and Photon Interactions by Nano-Photonic Design”. For a more detailed description of our demonstrations and the web-app, which we have developed to tell our vision of how and why can we build a quantum optical computer completely on a semiconductor chip: https://ldsd.group.shef.ac.uk/QL.

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