How do you harness a single photon?

Wednesday 27th Jul 2016, 5.29pm

What’s the use of just one photon, the smallest bit of light? And what does it take to study it? We speak to Joelle Boutari about her work in quantum photonics where she’s harnessing single photons, trying to understand their behaviour better, all part of paving the way to better understand quantum features – the weird and unintuitive phenomena that you see at the smallest scales. Joelle describes her experiments and her hopes for the research.