Dr Sarah Croke
- Lecturer (Physics and Astronomy)
telephone: 0141 330 4717
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.
Gottesman, D., Jennewein, T. and Croke, S. (2012) Longer-baseline telescopes using quantum repeaters. Physical Review Letters, 109(7), Art. 070503. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.070503)