Congratulations to Dr Peter Evans, who has received an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)! Pete will remain based in the School for the next three years, although he will be working closely with the physicists.
This is a major achievement for the Philosophy discipline, the School, and of course for Peter himself.
This project aims to investigate whether certain types of laboratory systems that simulate quantum mechanics can illuminate the way the quantum world is put together, and how such a move could be justified. Understanding the nature of quantum mechanical systems is notoriously difficult, but specially designed laboratory systems provide clues to controlling the quantum world. The anticipated outcome is insight into the structure of quantum mechanics and the controllability of quantum systems. This potentially provides significant benefit to the design and commercialisation of laboratory engineered devices that use quantum effects.