Abhishek Roy

  • PhD student
  • EQUS
  • Macquarie University
  • Road-tripping around VIC/NSW

What do you do?

I’m studying a special kind of physics called quantum physics, specifically quantum computing and quantum optics, which is all about exploring the amazing world of tiny particles of light and how they can help us build super-fast computers.  I spend most of my time thinking about it.

How did you get to where you are today?

As a kid, I enjoyed thinking about the inner workings of nature.  During my undergraduate and graduate years in India, I explored many facets and areas of physics.  The fields of quantum optics and quantum computing piqued my interest a lot and, as a result, I decided to do my PhD in this area.  Driven by my curiosity to discover a new place, I moved to Sydney and am now fully engaged in pursuing my PhD aspirations at Macquarie University.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

When I’m not busy with my research, I love to go on adventures to explore nature and different landscapes. There’s something magical about discovering new landscapes. Besides all that, I love painting and taking pictures of beautiful places around me.

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