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Professor Jason Twamley is a leading researcher in the theoretical physics of quantum science and technology with a particular emphasis on hybrid quantum systems – systems where one marries together different types of quantum systems to achieve an overall functionality which no one subsystem possesses. Professor Twamley originally trained as a lecturer in Ireland and there pioneered many European Union projects focusing on fullerene and diamond based quantum technologies and won a number of EU STREPS and Integrated Projects.

Since 2005, Professor Twamley has worked at Macquarie University as the Professor of Quantum Information Science and has developed expertise in superconducting, diamond, nanomechanical, magnetic and atomic quantum technologies. His particular focus is on developing quantum sensors where quantum effects can provide society with more precise and functional sensors for use in a variety of settings, examples being magnetometers and inertial sensors. Together with Associate Professor Gavin Brennen he conceived of a new field of quantum technology: quantum magneto-mechanics where one uses magnetic fields for levitating and trapping quantum objects. 

Professor Twamley has strong research collaborations with Germany and the diamond research groups of Prof Jelezko and Wrachtrup, and in China with the groups of Profs Peng Xue and Mang Feng.

Education/Academic qualification

Theoretical Physics, BA(mod), Trinity College Dublin

Quantum Cosmology, PhD, University of Alberta

External positions

Member of the ARC Excellence in Research Australia, Expert Panel for Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Australian Research Council

19 Mar 201831 Mar 2019

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photons Physics & Astronomy
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Projects 2007 2019

Research Outputs 1990 2019

Diamond photonics platform based on silicon vacancy centers in a single-crystal diamond membrane and a fiber cavity

Häußler, S., Benedikter, J., Bray, K., Regan, B., Dietrich, A., Twamley, J., Aharonovich, I., Hunger, D. & Kubanek, A., 25 Apr 2019, In : Physical Review B. 99, 16, 8 p., 165310.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Diamond
Silicon
Photonics
Vacancies
Diamonds

Magneto-mechanical trapping of micro-diamonds at low pressures

O'Brien, M. C., Dunn, S., Downes, J. E. & Twamley, J., 4 Feb 2019, In : Applied Physics Letters. 114, 5, p. 1-5 5 p., 053103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

low pressure
diamonds
trapping
traps
mechanical oscillators

Cavity-free scheme for conditional π phase shift between two traveling single photons

Xia, K., Johnsson, M., Knight, P. L. & Twamley, J., 2018, CLEOPR 2018: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim. Washington, D. C.: OSA - The Optical Society, p. 1-2 2 p. Tu2G.3

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Four wave mixing
Phase shift
Photons

Controlled quantum search

de Lacy, K., Noakes, L., Twamley, J. & Wang, J. B., 1 Oct 2018, In : Quantum Information Processing. 17, 10, p. 1-12 12 p., 266.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

nonlinearity
Nonlinearity
Symmetric Graph
Quantum Algorithms
Quantum Dynamics

Generating nonclassical states of motion using spontaneous emission

Baragiola, B. Q. & Twamley, J., 18 Jul 2018, In : New Journal of Physics. 20, 7, p. 1-14 14 p., 073029.

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spontaneous emission
emitters
photonics
photons
engineers