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Dr. Hermann Uys
Dr. Hermann Uys holds a CSIR Research Chair in Quantum, Optical and Atomic Physics seated at Stellenbosch University. He received his MSc from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a PhD in quantum optics from the University of Arizona, USA. His interest in trapped ion quantum control stems from his post-doctoral studies at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, USA, where he worked for two years. He has published on a wide range of topics in quantum mechanics including atom interferometry, quantum optics, Heisenberg limited interferometry, superradiance, ultra-cold gas dynamics, trapped-ion physics, dynamical decoupling and quantum weak measurement. Currently he is the principal investigator leading the Trapped Ion Quantum Control group stationed at Stellenbosch University through a joint effort with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.
Dr. Ncamiso Khanyile
Ncamiso Khanyile is from Mbabane, Swaziland. He comes to
Stellenbosch via the University of Richmond where he did his undergraduate
studies focusing on Chemistry. Upon completion, he enrolled at the Georgia
Institute of Technology for his graduate studies. At Georgia Tech, he was
supervised by Kenneth Brown while doing work on trapped cold molecular ions.
Dr. Charles Rigby
Charles Rigby grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He obtained a PhD in laser physics from the University of Stellenbosch for his work on vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy of carbon monoxide molecules. His PhD studies were funded via the joint scholarship program between the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and the University of Stellenbosch. Charles now works as a post-doc through the CSIR and joined the Trapped Ion Quantum Control group in march 2016.
Byron is originally
from Cape Town. He completed a BSc in pure mathematics and
astronomy at the University of Cape Town. He went on to do honours and masters in pure
mathematics also at the University of Cape Town. He is currently an MSc student studying theoretical physics with a focus on quantum measurement theory.