New Research Associates: Dr. George Nichols and Dr. Matthew Day
Monday, November 1, 2021
Please join us in welcoming Dr. George Nichols and Dr. Matthew Day as research associates.
Under the supervision of Professor David Cory, Dr. Nichols’ research focuses on the dynamics of spin systems at ultralow temperatures and their interactions with superconducting devices. He also supports quantum materials and devices research using the TQT low temperature and high magnetic field shared quantum resources. Dr. Nichols holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Royal Holloway, University of London and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at IQC.
Dr. Matthew Day is the technical lead in developing visible light integrated photonics for atomic quantum technologies. As a postdoctoral fellow with IQC, Dr. Day worked jointly in Professor Islam and Professor Senko’s labs, developing useful analytical tools for understanding low laser noise affects atomic qubit errors. With Professor Islam, Dr. Day was a part of the Quantum Information with Trapped Ions group, where he worked on the development of an open-access trapped ion quantum computer. He also worked on experimental higher-dimensional quantum information with trapped ions with Professor Senko. Dr. Day holds a Ph.D. in Quantum Engineering from the University of Bristol and a Master’s degree in Physics with Maths from the University of Southampton.
These positions were created thanks in part to funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.