Dr Sarah Croke

‌I joined the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in September 2013, trading the cold winters of Canada for the comparatively warmer climes of the West of Scotland. I was very happy to have the opportunity to return to Glasgow, where I completed my PhD at the University of Strathclyde in 2007. In the interim I spent almost 6 years in the lovely Waterloo, Ontario, at the Perimeter Institute, where I was first a postdoctoral fellow and later a PSI fellow.

My main research interests are in quantum information and quantum measurement, motivated by the fact that I remain somewhat puzzled by quantum theory. My current research focuses on quantum information protocols that require only a small quantum processor, and thus may be implementable with current or near future technology. Quantum information is a broad and interdisciplinary field sitting somewhere at the boundary between mathematics, computer science, and theoretical and experimental physics. Working in this field I have enjoyed learning parts of all of these, but remain a physicist, and am most interested in the interface between theoretical and experimental aspects of the field. I still hope to some day understand what quantum theory is trying to tell us about the world.

Contact details

Sarah Croke

Tel: 0141 330 4717

Email: sarah.croke@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 528, Kelvin Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ.

Selected publications

Streaming universal distortion-free entanglement concentration, R. Blume-Kohout, S. Croke, and D. Gottesman, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 60, 334-350 (2014).

Quantum data gathering, R. Blume-Kohout, S. Croke and M. P. Zwolak, Scientific Reports 3, 1800 (2013).

Longer-baseline telescopes using quantum repeaters, D. Gottesman, T. Jennewein, and S. Croke; Physical Review Letters 109, 070503 (2012).

Maximum confidence quantum measurements, S. Croke, E. Andersson, S. M. Barnett, C. R. Gilson, and J. Jeffers; Physical Review Letters 96, 070401 (2006).