Prof. Crispin H. W. Barnes is a Professor of Quantum Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory and a Professorial Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. He joined the Cavendish Laboratory in 1994, and prior to that was a research scientist in the Nanoelectronic group at RIKEN, Japan and a Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He completed his Ph.D in 1991 at Imperial College, London and has a 30 year track record in condensed matter physics research and engagement with industrial partners. He currently has funded projects with Mursla Ltd, Cambridge Biomagnetics Ltd, The National Physical Laboratory, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, The Satellite Applications Catapult and Nu Quantum. He was awarded the Brian Mercer Feasibility Award in 2014 for his work on magnetic microcarrier tags. He teaches two lecture courses; Quantum Information, and Advanced Quantum Condensed Matter Physics in Part III at the Cavendish Laboratory.