Home Page for Howard Wiseman

Professor in Physics, Griffith University,

Director, Centre for Quantum Dynamics.


Prof. H. M. Wiseman FAA FAPS
Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Griffith University
Brisbane Queensland 4111
Email: H.Wiseman@griffith.edu.au
Ph.   61-7-3735 7271

CV, Citations etc.:

Researcher ID list of Publications with Citations:
Google Scholar list of Publications with Citations
Preprint versions of most of my papers, from the physics archive (arXiv.org)
Download CV
Download Ph.D. Thesis (PhDThesis.ps.z)

Links on this Page:

Theory Group Photo
Wiseman Group News
Editorial Positions etc.
Audios or Videos of some scientific and outreach presentations
Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology
Positions Available 

Links to other Pages on my Site:

Themes in my Research in Physics
Students and Collaborators
My academic pedigree
Hobby: History (especially dark-age Britain)

THEN ARTHUR FOUGHT --- The Matter of Britain (378-634 A.D.) --- my quasihistory of dark-age Britain and Europe, recently (2015) published to critical acclaim.

My Family (and other animals)

Theory Group (Photo September 2015)

Wiseman Quantum       Theory Group Griffith

Back row: Shakib Daryanoosh (PhD student), Dr Tim Gould (JV's group), Adjunct Prof. Robert Robson, Dr Gerardo Paz-Silva

Middle row: Dr Salil Bedkihal (JV's group), Adjunct Dr He-Bi Sun, Mr Shuming Chen (PhD student), Ms Ivonne Guevara (PhD student), Dr Kenny Li (PhD student), Mr Toshio Croucher (PhD student, JV's group)

Front row: Emeritus Prof. David Pegg, Associate Professor Joan Vaccaro, me, Dr Michael Hall

Previous group photos

Editorial Positions etc.

I am an Editorial Board member of Physical Review X
I am an Editorial Board member of Quantum Measurements and Quantum Metrology
I am an Editor for the Springer Book Series Quantum Science and Technology
I am an Advisory Board member of Science China Information Series

Audios or Videos of some scientific and outreach presentations

Griffith Impact Event, Brisbane, 29 November 2016: D-Day for Quantum Physics - The BIG BELL TEST (I and Prof. Geoff Pryde present)
Interview with George Musser, Vienna, October 2015: An Interview with Howard Wiseman: the debate over quantum nonlocality ...
ABC Queensland Radio broadcast, 16th February 2015: Sweating the Small Stuff: Panel discussion by me and of others about quantum physics
Quantum Theory Without Observers III, Bielefeld, 2013: Interview of me (and of others) about quantum foundations
Quantum Theory Without Observers III, Bielefeld, 2013: My lecture, "Weak values and Quantum Foundations" (and others' lectures)
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2013: Quantum Enhanced Optical Phase Tracking
BrisScience public talk, Brisbane, 2011: Are We Living in the Matrix?
NASA, Moffat Field, 2012: Quantum Limits in Phase Estimation
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2009: Adaptive vs Non-adaptive Measurements fort Estimation and Discrimination
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2009: Tutorial on Quantum Feedback Control 1 and 2
Perimter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA), 2009: What de Broglie--Bohm Mechanics tells us about the Nature of the Quantum State
Perimter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA), 2004: Quantum foundations in the light of quantuym dynamics: from weak values to Bohm
Perimter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA), 2004: Entanglement constrained by indistinguishability: SSRs, Reference Frames and Beyond
Griffith University: Introduction to the Centre for Quantum Dynamics (2010)
Griffith University: Introduction to quantum physics research (2007?)

Wiseman Group News


Congratulations to graduating PhD students: Dr Shakib Daryanoosh (off to Macquarie) and Dr Ivonne Guevara.

Congratulations to DECRA (ARC fellowship) recipient: Dr Gerardo Paz Silva .

Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett.
Sabine Wollmann, Nathan Walk, Adam J. Bennet, Howard M. Wiseman, and Geoff J. Pryde,''Observation of Genuine One-Way Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Steering''

Long-term visitor this year: Ms Yu Xiang from Peking University.

Paper in Science Adv.
D. H. Mahler, L. Rozema, K. Fisher, L. Vermeyden, K. J. Resch, H. M. Wiseman, and A. Steinberg, ''Experimental nonlocal and surreal Bohmian trajectories''


Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett.
Ivonne Guevara and Howard Wiseman, ''Quantum State Smoothing''

Paper in Phys. Rev. X
Dominic Berry et al., ''Quantum Bell-Ziv-Zakai Bounds and Heisenberg Limits for Waveform Estimation''

Farewell to: Dr Nathan Walk (off to Oxford!).

Paper in Nature Comms.
Maria Fuwa et al., ''Experimental proof of nonlocal wavefunction collapse for a single particle using homodyne measurements''

Special Issue on Steering
Cavalcanti, Broadbent, Wallborn and Wiseman (eds.), ''80 YEARS OF STEERING AND THE EINSTEIN-PODOLSKY-ROSEN PARADOX''

New Postdoc: Dr Gerardo Paz-Silva (from Dartmouth).


Paper in Physical Review X:
Michael J. W. Hall, Dirk-Andre Deckert, and Howard M. Wiseman, ''Quantum phenomena modelled by interactions between many classical worlds''

Long-term visitors this year:
Dr. Jun-gang Li from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), and Ms Areeya Chantasri from Rochester University.

New Postdoc: Dr Nathan Walk (from UQ).

New PhD student: Mr. Shuming Cheng (from CAS).


CQC2T logo

The Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology was established as an Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in 2011. (It succeeds earlier ARC -funded Centres going back to 2000.) It has research programs at seven Australian Universities: New South Wales, Melbourne, ANU, Griffith, Queensland, ADFA, and Sydney. It comprises four multi-University Work Package: Quantum Communication, Optical Quantum Computation, Silicon Quantum Computationn, and Quantum Resources & Integration.

I am leader (with Prof. Lloyd Hollenberg) of the Quantum Resources & Integration Work-Package, and also a member of the Executive Committee of the Centre.

Griffith University hosts two programs, a Quantum Information Theory Program headed by me, and an experimental Optical Quantum Information Program headed by Prof. Geoff Pryde.

My Theory Program supports wide-ranging theoretical research in quantum information, underpinning both quantum communication and quantum computation, and uncovering new implications and applications of the quantum information perspective. For more information see the Program Page on the CQC2T website.

Positions Available

I am presently offering a two-year postdoc funded by ARC Discovery Project ''Ultimate Quantum Limits to Optical Coherence'' held by me, Dr Gemma De las Cuevas and Professor Ignacio Cirac. Candidates must have a strong background in quantum information theory, and experience with quantum optics, quantum field theory, and matrix product states is desirable. For more details about the project, the position, and how to apply, see here.

In addition, the Australian Research council offers Early Career Researchers Awards and other Fellowships, while Griffith University has a Postdoctoral and Research Fellowship Scheme (which requires half-funding from me, however, so may not always be available). After reading the material, if you are interested then please contact me.

New PhD students interested in studying in my group are welcome. Scholarships are available for domestic and overseas students with 1st Class Honours or equivalent (typically >80% in the 4th or higher year of tertiary studies, including a research project equivalent to at least one semester of full time study). In addition, all domestic students in CQD obtaining an Australian government award will be given a top-up from CQD for 3 years. Please contact me if you are interested. For details about how to apply please see http://www.griffith.edu.au/science-aviation/centre-quantum-dynamics/student-opportunities