The quantum revolution means more than you think

The quantum revolution means more than you think

For those of us dedicated in developing a long-term, vibrant, inclusive, diverse and prosperous quantum ecosystem, we must attend to the “seeds and shoots”. On one hand this is putting effort (with funding) into focused areas to foster growth and innovation; on the...
Vision of a Quantum Future

Vision of a Quantum Future

My thanks to Christopher Bishop from Inside Quantum Technology and John Barnes from Entangled Positions for encouraging me to write and share this article. It was early 2016 and snow was falling gently as I made my way on foot from Oxford Railway Station towards the...
Making uncertainty a friend

Making uncertainty a friend

In a letter to the French scientist, Jean Baptiste Le Roy, dated November 13, 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. If uncertainty is one of Life’s constant companions, why aren’t we more comfortable...
Back to the office – what next?

Back to the office – what next?

The Covid pandemic has dramatically altered our world, bringing into sharp relief the best and worst of humanity, shattering long-established ideas of “normal” life, and disconnecting us from each other – with far-reaching consequences yet to unfold. So what do...
Rethinking Success

Rethinking Success

TThe pandemic has recalibrated our world in ways unthinkable beforehand. With many people ‘stuck’ inside, success is leaving the home, talking face-to-face (instead of a video call), or even be able to fit into one’s unused clothes! To those with access, technology...
The realities of the water cooler effect

The realities of the water cooler effect

During the pandemic there has been much discussion about the future of work, and the role of the office. Some want to go back to the way things were, others have embraced the “working from home” approach, and the middle ground is a hybrid model. Over the...