Physicists are lucky...
...in that we get to travel all over the world and work and live with some wonderful people.
- Until October 1999 I was a post-doc with Prof. Paul Kwiat, Peakfinder Extraordinaire, in the then Quantum Information Team (which became the Quantum Institute and is now the Quantum Initiative) at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA.
- Prior to that, I did my PhD in the terrific Quantum Optics Group at the Australian National University with Prof. Hans Bachor and Prof. David McClelland.
- During that time, I was privileged to spend a year experiencing both German physics & Kultur, courtesy of the group of Prof. Jürgen Mylnek, at the Universität Konstanz, Germany.
- A Queensland kid, raised in Caboolture / Kabultur, I did my undergraduate and Honours degrees at the University of Queensland, and yes, I am rather pleasantly surprised to find myself back here all these years later.
Los Alamos, 1999
Some of the Quantum Information Team. Left to right: Me, Dale Tupa, Albert Petschek, John Gomez, Paul Kwiat, Martin Schauer, Daphna Enzer, Richard Hughes, Dana Berkeland, Glen Peterson, Daniel James, and Mark Gulley. God we look young! ... and grumpy, some of us look quite grumpy. Must have been a bad day in the lab...