Kim Owen

Master’s Student

University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4

Short Bio

Kim Owen completed her honours Bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Calgary, writing her theoretical thesis on transforming entangled states using qubit catalysis and LOCC. She joined the QC2 lab in 2017 as an undergraduate student, working on quantum cryptography. The goal of that project was to realize the first implementation of Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution (MDI QKD) coexisting simultaneously on the same fibre as classical data. This paper was published in Quantum Science and Technology in 2019. In 2019, Kim began her Master’s under the supervision of Professor Daniel Oblak at the Quantum Cloud Lab, in a strategic partnership collaboration with the National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa. The focus of her project is the first implementation of MDI-QKD using quantum-dot single-photon sources. In order to gain a familiarity with the quantum dot sources, she spent a summer working under Dr. Dan Dalacu in Dr. Robin William’s group at the NRC. Kim has a passion for asking and answering difficult physics questions, and was a Lead TA for Physics 211/221 during the fall term 2019 and is a lecture TA for Physics 259 during the winter term 2020.