Physics Lecturer Selected for Future Professors Programme

  Dr Yaseera Ismail, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) and a member of the Centre for Quantum Technology, has been selected for the second cohort of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) Future Professors Programme (FPP), an initiative aimed at accelerating the development of senior researchers at

Google PhD Fellowship for Quantum Researcher – a First for Africa

  A PhD candidate in the Centre for Quantum Technology at UKZN, Ms Amira Abbas, is the first student from a university in Africa to receive a PhD Fellowship from Google in the category of quantum computing. Google awards Fellowships in several categories, including algorithms, optimisations and markets; computational neuroscience; human computer interaction; machine learning;

NITheP Mini-School on Quantum Computing by Dr Daniel Park

NITheP Mini-School on Quantum Computing Dr Daniel Park (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) Introduction to the theory of quantum computing: Week 1: Tuesday, 7 July 2020- Introduction & Background Week 2:Tuesday, 14 July 2020- Quantum Circuit Week 3: Tuesday, 21 July 2020- Quantum Algorithms Week 4: Tuesday, 28 July 2020- Quantum Error Correction

Scholarships available at Honours, Masters and PhD level

The NRF call for postgraduate scholarships for 2021 has been published on the NRF website.  In order to apply for scholarships linked to the SARCHI Chair in Quantum Information Processing and Communication (new applications) please follow the instructions indicated on the website. There are scholarships available at Honours, Masters and PhD level. Please mention the

UKZN Student Featured in Business Technology Magazine

PhD candidate in the Centre for Quantum Technology at UKZN, Ms Amira Abbas has been featured in ITWeb’s Brainstorm magazine discussing the role of quantum computing in financial applications. Abbas is currently exploring quantum neural networks and finance applications at IBM’s quantum computing research lab in Switzerland as part of her PhD research into new

Quantum Computing Master’s Graduate Reaching New Heights in a “New World”!

  Qualified actuarial scientist, Ms Amira Mahomed Abbas graduated cum laude with an MSc in Physics, specialising in Quantum Computing. After matriculating at Eden College in Durban, Abbas enrolled at the University of Cape Town where she completed an Actuarial Science degree before being appointed to a position in the financial sector. She passed all

The future of finance is quantum

  For any industry that uses large amounts of data to accelerate real-time business intelligence, quantum computing is a game changer. For the banking sector, a computational speedup could be the much-needed solution to complex financial problems that are only getting more problematic. This is exactly where Amira Abbas comes in: with an undergraduate degree

Brain Matters: UKZN Researchers Review Evidence on Quantum Effects in the Brain

A review undertaken by researchers at UKZN’s Centre for Quantum Technology, published in the AVS Quantum Science journal as an editor’s pick, examines evidence on the role of quantum effects in neural processes in the brain, noting that this knowledge could be useful in determining how we think about our own consciousness. PhD candidate in