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Features: Faculty Insights


In May 2022 Dr Maria Ubiali and Dr Sergii Strelchuk from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics joined Professor Colm-Cille Caulfield and an audience of Cambridge alumni to discuss their latest research.

The discussion focused on their recent results, exploring how developments in computational machine learning are revealing mysteries from the quantum world, and how quantum effects can be applied in turn to revolutionise the ways in which scientists process information.

This was part of our new series of live online Faculty events for alumni, sharing insights and ideas from the wide range of Cambridge mathematics through informal discussion with the researchers involved. The webinar discussion was recorded on 11 May 2022, and includes a Q&A with the audience.



Meet the speakers

Dr Maria Ubiali

Dr Maria Ubiali is a Lecturer at DAMTP and Fellow of Newnham College. In 2020, she became Principal Investigator of a European Research Council grant studying the 'Physics beyond the Standard Proton'. Maria and her research group combine advanced machine-learning techniques with precise quantum field theory calculations to spot signs of new physics beyond the Standard Model at particle colliders.

You can learn more about Maria Ubiali's work in our feature article Learning about the proton.


Dr Sergii Strelchuk

Dr Sergii Strelchuk is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at DAMTP. His research interests are quantum algorithms, quantum information and quantum complexity. He aims to understand the true extent of the power of quantum computing and its fundamental limitations.

Currently, Sergii works on the theoretical foundations of benchmarking, verification and classical simulation of quantum systems. He also investigates hybrid quantum-classical algorithms which take advantage of the near-term quantum computers assisted by classical computational resources. Previously, he worked on problems of quantum information transmission, studying the counterintuitive behaviour of capacities of noisy quantum channels.


You can find recordings of more events from this series here.