Congratulations to PhD graduate Matthew Mitchell for winning the Govenor General's Gold Medal, awarded annually by the University of Calgary to its top PhD graduate.

We are a quantum nanophotonics group that studies the interaction between light and nanoscale systems such as single spin qubits (colour centres and other impurities in solid state systems) and nanomechanical structures. We use these systems to open delicately measure and transmit information describing the dynamics of quantum systems.

Recent results involve fabrication of diamond mechanical resonators whose motion can be controlled by light and used to control the quantum state of electron spins, invention of ultrasenstive optomechanical torque sensors that we have used to detect nanoscale magnetic effects, and creation of optomechanical memories and switches that hold promise for building quantum networking hardware.

We are fortunate to have labs at both the University of Calgary and NRC Nano located at the University of Alberta. In Calgary, we work within the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQST) alongside other leading quantum optics research groups. At, NRC Nano we interact with a diverse set of researchers whose expertise spans all areas of nanotechnology, and we have access to some of the most advanced nanofabrication tools in Canada.