People

Group Leader: Dr Patrick M Ledingham

I am currently a Lecturer in the Quantum, Light and Matter Group, and group leader of the Hybrid Quantum Networks Laboratory based in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Physics (First Class Honours) from The University of Otago in 2007. I then went on to obtain my PhD from Otago in 2011 in Dr Jevon Longdell’s team, where I developed and established new quantum light-matter protocols in rare-earth-ion-doped solids. I then undertook a postdoctoral position in Barcelona at the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO) in Prof Hugues de Riedmatten’s team working on quantum memories in solids until 2014, and then joined Prof Ian Walmsley’s group at Oxford to work on broadband quantum memory protocols in warm vapours until 2020.

Zakary Schofield (PhD Student)

I am a first year PhD student at Southampton University in the Hybrid Quantum Networks Lab, which is part of the Quantum light and matter Group.

I did my integrated masters degree at Loughborough University from 2016-2020, where I developed my interest for quantum mechanics. Keen to pursue a career in the experimental quantum technologies field I discovered the exciting research being done in this group. I am excited to join the team, and I can’t wait to see where our research takes us.

Oliver Green (MPhys Student)

I am a 4th year undergraduate student lucky enough to spend my final year undertaking a project within the Hybrid Quantum Networks group. Having joined the university in 2017 studying an MPhys Physics degree, I was given the opportunity to switch to the flagship MPhys with a Year of Experimental Physics programme, allowing me to spend my whole year based within the group under the supervision of Patrick. Keen to follow a career in experimental physics with a specific interest in Quantum Photonics, I look forward getting involved in an exciting and interesting project and taking my first major steps into the work of experimental physics.