Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering.
Dr Alberto Peruzzo
Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alberto's research spans from engineering photonic quantum information and communication technologies to studying quantum effects in biological, chemical and physical systems. He has initiated the studies of photonic quantum simulators, leading to publications in high profile journals including Science, Nature Photonics and Nature Communications.
Duration: 2:43 mins
Centred on screen: Dr Alberto Peruzzo, Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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Dr Alberto Peruzzo: My name is Alberto Peruzzo and I'm a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I work in the field of quantum information which is - we try and use the strange behaviour of quantum mechanics to develop new technologies such as quantum computers, secure communication and enhanced science.
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Dr Alberto Peruzzo: In particular the technology I'm using is single photons. So we interact and interface single photons to exploit this weird behaviour of quantum mechanics and we go farther and we try and integrate sequence on chip using the same technology as micro electronics.
[Visual]: Dr Alberto Peruzzo and two students standing infront of lab equipment smiling. Microcsope pictured with Electronics lab equipment and Dr Albetrto Peruzzo viewing the data from the microscope, then again from a different perspective
Dr Alberto Peruzzo: I am very fascinated by the fact that we don't quite understand how and why quantum mechanics works. And so the feeling of constant ignorance or confusion and counter-intuitive effects is what I find fascinating. But on the other side there is this promise of disruptive new technologies which is very attractive. So potentially there will be impact on all fields of society.
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Dr Alberto Peruzzo: As an example if we could have a fully functioning quantum computer we could run problems of quantum chemistry that today are very limited because our standard computer are very slow and would take for big, larger problem would take the age of the universe to solve a problem. With a quantum computer we could do it very fast and that would lead to the discovery of new materials and drugs.
RMIT is a very big university in terms of there are many, many students around and I see it as very dynamic and very keen to expand the fields of research.
[Visual]: Dr Alberto Peruzzo pictured in a laboratory environment with students, gathered in a circle discussing.
Dr Alberto Peruzzo: This fellowship is a great opportunity to have the freedom and the focus to do research and to build the capability. As an experimentalist I need to have large number of students and the facilities that I can coordinate and lead towards the development of new technology.
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