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Another day, another award for QuantIC’s scientists

Genevieve Gariepy
Genevieve Gariepy

QuantIC’s Genevieve Gariepy has been awarded The Johnston and Florence Stoney Scholarship by the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG).Founded in 1907, BWFG offers ten scholarships based on academic excellence to support and encourage women studying in the last year of their PhD.

Based within the Extreme Light group at the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences (IPaQS) at Heriot-Watt University, the award was granted to Genevieve as a result of her work in the field of imaging. Genevieve has been working with a novel camera technology based on single photon detectors. She recently demonstrated that this technology can be used to capture the motion of light, by recording laser pulses as they propagate in air and is now developing a technique that exploits this ability to capture light in motion to detect and track moving objects that are hidden from view.

QuantIC’s Principal Investigator Miles Padgett said, “Genevieve’s award is an acknowledgement of the high quality research she is doing at QuantIC and we look forward to the potential new applications it will bring about for industry.”

For more information on her work and to watch the movies recorded by this camera, visit: http://extremelight.eps.hw.ac.uk/Genevieve.html