Audimax Podcast with Anne-Catherine de la Hamette and Lee Rozema

Working on questioning essentially everything

13. December 2022 by Daniel Schenz, Lisa Kiesenhofer
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Quantum physicists Anne-Catherine de la Hamette and Lee Rozema work on challenging the fundamental principles of physics and how we think of our everyday life. In this podcast, they talk about their work life: They discuss how experimentalists and theoreticians are entangled, how they deal with their own uncertainties and the current trajectories of their fields.
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Anne-Catherine de la Hamette obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees in physics from ETH Zurich. While completing her Master’s, she was a Visiting Graduate Fellow in the quantum foundations group at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada. At the end of 2020, she joined the University of Vienna as a PhD student in the Brukner group of quantum foundations and quantum information.

Currently, she is exploring fundamental questions at the interface of quantum physics and gravity, with a particular focus on quantum reference frames, their connection to indefinite causal structures, and the phenomenology of quantum gravity.

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© Daniel Schenz
Lee Rozema is a Senior Scientist working at the University of Vienna in the Quantum Information Science and Quantum Computation group with Philip Walther. Prior to that, he held a two-year Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-2016) and a three-year Templeton Independent Research Fellowship (2016-2019) in the same group in Vienna. Originally from Canada, Lee completed his Doctorate at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2014 under the supervision of Aephraim Steinberg.

His doctoral research focused on a broad array of topics in experimental quantum optics and quantum measurement, from quantum-enhanced precision measurement to more fundamental topics, such as weak measurement and interpretations of quantum mechanics. His current research interests include quantum foundations, photonic quantum computing, and the investigation of plasmon-enhanced optical nonlinearities for applications in nonlinear quantum optics.

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