At the Ion Trapping Group at Imperial College London we specialise in the trapping and laser cooling of small numbers of particles. An ion trap gives a unique opportunity to study the behaviour of individual, well isolated quantum systems. For these reasons trapped ions are one of the leading technologies in the field of quantum information processing. Our main interests lie in the study of phase transitions in Ion Coulomb Crystals and the potential use of our system to perform quantum simulations of interesting but less controllable quantum systems in e.g. condensed matter.

Professor Danny Segal

27/8/1960 - 23/9/2015

 Professor Danny Segal 

On Wednesday 16th March 2016, a celebration of the life of our friend and colleague Danny Segal took place at the Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London. There was a session of talks, followed by an evening of music. Videos from the event can be found here.

Click here to view a tribute to Danny