Bausch & Lomb “Physics Project Award” 2020 awarded to Shane Hearne

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The award was presented by Kevin Fahy, R&D manager at Bausch & Lomb.

The award was presented by Kevin Fahy, R&D manager at Bausch & Lomb.

Bausch & Lomb “Physics Project Award” 2020 awarded to Shane Hearne

The recipient of the award for best final year project by a student of the BSc (Hons) in Physics for Modern Technology, sponsored by Bausch & Lomb, was Shane Hearne.

The Department of Science at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) recently held its Industry Sponsored Awards Ceremony for 2020 via Zoom.

These awards were sponsored by Source Bioscience, Environmental Science Association of Ireland, Sanofi, Bausch & Lomb, Sofrimar, Dawn Meats, Comeragh Veterinary practice, Dairymaster, AIB and for the first time Trivium Vet.

Accessible quantum computing

Shane's project, supervised by Dr John Houlihan, explored avenues through which quantum computing can be made more accessible. Shane investigated the nature of a number of quantum algorithms using the python programming language.  He followed this with an implementation of the algorithms on both simulated and real quantum computers through the IBM Quantum Experience program, the results of which enabled Shane to investigate key practical issues for the scaling of Quantum Computing Technologies to real world applications. 

The award was presented by Kevin Fahy, R&D manager at Bausch & Lomb.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Physics for Modern Technology

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