Caltech scientist brings quantum simulators to Waterloo
Monday, September 9, 2019
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Alexandre Cooper-Roy as Senior Technical Lead, Quantum Simulation with Transformative Quantum Technologies at the University of Waterloo. In this role, Alexandre will drive the experimental implementation of quantum simulators and explore their practical applications with early adopters.
Alexandre joins us from Caltech where he pioneered the control of alkaline-earth atoms in optical tweezer arrays and demonstrated the first realization of an atomic array optical clock. He previously received his PhD from MIT for his research on the coherent control of electron spins in diamond for quantum-enhanced sensing.
Expanding on the research completed at Caltech, Alexandre and the team have already started designing and building the first quantum simulator based on cold atoms in arrays of optical tweezers. Experimental quantum physicists interested in joining the effort are more than encouraged to apply for open positions.
For any inquiries, please reach out to Dr. Alexandre Cooper-Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position is made possible thanks in part to funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.