Jonathan Pritchard


  • United Kingdom

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PhD position available on the Hybrid atom-superconductor experiment (


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Research Interests

Hybrid quantum technologies, atomic physics, quantum optics, single photon non-linearities

Personal Statement

Jonathan Pritchard recieved his PhD from Durham University in 2011, studying cooperative optical non-linearities at the single photon level arising from strong atomic interactions. He then joined the Photonics group at the University of Strathclyde building a new apparatus for atom interferometry with a Bose-Einstein Condensate for inertial sensing. He then joined the hybrid quantum information group at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013, developing a new project to trap a single atom close to a superconducting circuit for a hybrid quantum memory. Jonathan was recently awared an EPSRC Quantum Technology Fellowship in July 2015 to start a new project at the University of Strathclyde using hybrid atom-superconductor devices to develop next generation hardware for quantum networking.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Durham University

1 Sep 200730 Apr 2011

Award Date: 1 May 2011

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Research Output

Quantum illumination with simple detection

Yang, H., Roga, W., Pritchard, J. & Jeffers, J., 30 Mar 2020, Quantum Technologies 2020. Diamanti, E., Ducci, S., Treps, N. & Whitlock, S. (eds.). Bellingham, WA, 5 p. 113470I. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 11347).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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    Rydberg atom quantum technologies

    Adams, C. S., Pritchard, J. D. & Shaffer, J. P., 3 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 53, 1, 13 p., 012002.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
    9 Citations (Scopus)
    55 Downloads (Pure)


    Data for "Single Atom Imaging with an sCMOS camera"

    Pritchard, J. (Creator), Picken, C. J. (Creator) & LEGAIE, R. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 11 Sep 2017



    Quantum Technology Fellowship

    Pritchard, Jonathan (Recipient), 9 Jun 2015

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    Internal PhD Examiner, University of Strathclyde

    Jonathan Pritchard (Examiner)

    29 Sep 2020

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    BBC Article on neutral atom quantum computing

    Jonathan Pritchard (Interviewee) & Andrew Daley (Interviewee)

    7 Aug 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation