Home Page for Howard Wiseman

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Howard Wiseman in 2015

Professor in Physics, Griffith University,

Director, Centre for Quantum Dynamics.


Prof. H. M. Wiseman FAA FAPS FOSA
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)

QUANTUM MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL --- the Cambridge University Press textbook by Wiseman and Milburn
Download Errata for Quantum Measurement and Control

Links on this Page:

Theory Group Photo
Wiseman Group News
Audios or Videos of some scientific and outreach presentations
Some Popular Articles by me explaining aspects of science and research
Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology
Positions Available 

Links to other Pages on my Site:

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, published in 2015 to critical acclaim :-).

My Family (and other animals)

QUOCCA (February 2020)

The Quokka is known as the world's happiest animal, which is an inspiration for QUOCCA, Griffith's quantum theory group covering Quantum Uncertainty, Optics, Control, Concepts, and Algorithms.

Howard Wiseman Quantum Information Theory Group Griffith Gerardo Paz-Silva, Anibal Utreras Areeya Chantasri 
Kiarn Laverick Nariman Saadatmand Travis Baker Eric Cavalcanti Qiucheng Song Behnam Tonekaboni Yuanlong Yang Teerawat Chalermpusitarak Markus Frembs

Back row: Dr Yuanlong Yang, Dr Behnam Tonekaboni, Mr Kiarn Laverick (PhD student), Dr Nariman Saadatmand, Mr Teerawat Chalermpusitarak (PhD student), Ms Ardra Kooderi Suresh (PhD student), Ms Frida Trotter (visiting PhD student), Mr Qiucheng Song (PhD student), Dr Markus Frembs.
Front row: Mr Travis Baker (PhD student), Dr Areeya Chantasri, Dr Gerardo Paz-Silva, Assoc. Prof. Eric Cavalcanti, me, Mr Aníbal Utreras (PhD student), Mr Jason Pearle (u/g student)
Absent: Dr Ivonne Guevara

Previous group photos

Wiseman Group News


Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett.
Wojciech Górecki, Rafał Demkowicz-Dobrzański, Howard M. Wiseman, and Dominic W. Berry, π-Corrected Heisenberg Limit


Welcome New Ph.D. student Mr Qiucheng Song.

Paper in Phys. Rev. X
Farzad Ghafari et al., Dimensional quantum memory advantage in the simulation of stochastic processes

Paper in Science Advances
Ya Xiao, Howard M. Wiseman, Jin-Shi Xu, Yaron Kedem, Chuan-Feng Li, and Guang-Can Guo, Observing momentum disturbance in double-slit 'which-way' measurements

Welcome New PhD student, Mr Teerawat Chalermpusitarak (from Mahidol University, Thailand).

Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett.
Kiarn T. Laverick, Areeya Chantasri, and Howard M. Wiseman, Quantum state smoothing for linear Gaussian systems

Welcome New Postdoc (AUSMURI): Dr Yuanlong Wang (from UNSW-Canberra).

Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett.
Chao Zhang, Shuming Cheng, Li Li, ..., Michael J. W. Hall, Howard M. Wiseman, and Geoff J. Pryde, Experimental validation of quantum steering ellipsoids and tests of volume monogamy relations

Welcome New Postdoc (AUSMURI): Dr Behnam Tonekaboni (from UQ).


Paper in Nature Communications
Shakib Daryanoosh, Sergei Slussarenko, Dominic W. Berry, Howard M. Wiseman, and Geoff J. Pryde, Experimental optical phase measurement approaching the exact Heisenberg limit

Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett.
Nora Tischler, Farzad Ghafari, Travis J. Baker, ... Howard M. Wiseman, and Geoff J. Pryde, Conclusive Experimental Demonstration of One-Way Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Steering

Paper in Physics Reports
Li Li, Michael J.W. Hall, and Howard M. Wiseman, Concepts of quantum non-Markovianity: A hierarchy

Congratulations to Dr Eric Cavalcanti on gaining a Future Fellowship and a continuing position at Griffith! Now there are three theorists in quantum information / quantum foundations on faculty in CQD.

Congratulations to Dr Gerardo Paz Silva for gaining a $3M AUSMURI grant for 3 years (with myself, Dr Chris Ferrie at UTS and Prof. Andrea Morello at UNSW). It is an Australian partner to a US MURI grant

Congratulations to graduating PhD student: Dr Shuming Cheng.

Long-term visitor this year: Ms Ya Cao from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Welcome New Ph.D. student Mr Kiarn Laverick.


Some Popular Articles by me explaining aspects of science and research

Published on 15 June, 2019: Quantum physics experiment shows Heisenberg was right about uncertainty, in a certain sense
Published on 22 October, 2015: The universe really is weird: a landmark quantum experiment has finally proved it so
Published on 24 October, 2014: When parallel worlds collide ... quantum mechanics is born
Published on 6 July, 2012: Explainer: quantum computation and communication technology
Published on 14 June, 2012: Explainer: Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

Audios or Videos of some scientific and outreach presentations

Institut Henri Poincaré, Published on 11 Jul 2018: Experimental optical phase measurement at the exact Heisenberg Limit
Institute for Quantum Studies, Published on 27 Mar 2017: What is Quantum Markovianity?
Singapore Science Centre, 11 January 2017: Are we living in the matrix: an introduction to quantum weirdness
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 ...
Talk at Emergent Quantum Mechanics, Vienna, October 2015: Ensembles of Bohmian Trajectories: Real, Surreal, and Hyper-Real
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 for Estimation and Discrimination
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2009: Tutorial on Quantum Feedback Control 1 and 2
Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA), 2009: What de Broglie--Bohm Mechanics tells us about the Nature of the Quantum State
Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA), 2004: Quantum foundations in the light of quantum dynamics: from weak values to Bohm
Perimeter 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?)

CQC2T logo

The Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology was established as an Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in 2011, and renewed for a further 7 years in 2018. (It succeeds earlier ARC -funded Centres going back to 2000.) It now research programs at eight Australian Universities: UNSW, Melbourne, ANU, Griffith, Queensland, RMIT, and UTS. I am Node Manager of the Griffith effort. This comprises three Programs: 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, and an experimental Integrated Quantum Photonics Program headed by Assoc. Prof. Mirko Lobino.

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.

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 for 3 years. Please contact me if you are interested. For details about how to apply please see www.griffith.edu.au/centre-quantum-dynamics/research-degrees