Harrison is a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney currently undertaking a PhD with Associate Professor Michael Biercuk.

His research focuses on using Beryllium ions in a Penning trap provide a promising architecture for quantum simulation of many-body problems belonging to an otherwise intractable class. This involves a wide variety of infrastructure-development projects. These include the design, construction and testing of a Penning trap; development of high-power 313 nm laser system for state preparation, cooling and entanglement and logic operations; development of imaging system, supporting fibre optics capabilities and supporting hardware for feedback and experimental control.

Harrison hopes to find new experimental capabilities for quantum simulation in a Penning trap using 9Be+ ions; experimental validation of generalized filter-transfer function formalism; variety of results for generating novel quantum control protocols robust to non-Markovian time-dependent noise; detailed study of randomized benchmarking in non-Markovian environments.

Qualifications: 
BSc (Hons), University of Sydney, Australia (2012)
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