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APS Fellows Nominated by GQI  

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Aspelmeyer, Markus [2012]
University of Vienna
Citation: For outstanding contributions to experimental quantum information, quantum optics, and quantum foundations, including the first experimental realization of a one-way quantum computer using 4-photon entangled cluster states and the first demonstration of radiation-pressure based cavity cooling of a micromechanical system


Aspuru-Guzik, Alan [2012]
Harvard University
Citation: For his contributions at the interface of quantum information and chemistry and biology, including theory and experiment on quantum simulation for molecules, the development of the undertsanding of quantum coherence in photosynthesis, and density functional theory for open quantum systems


Bravyi, Sergey [2013]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For groundbreaking research in topological stabilization of quantum information, including no-go theorems for passive 2d quantum memory, possible 3d memories, and the techniques of magic state distillation and surface codes which have become central to efforts to build a practical quantum computer.


Brun, Todd A. [2016]
University of Southern California
Citation: For contributions to quantum theory and quantum information science, including decoherence and continuous quantum measurement, quantum computation, and quantum error correction.


Caldeira, Amir [2016]
Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the description of macroscopic quantum phenomena and quantum dissipation.


Chuang, Isaac [2010]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For his breadth and leadership in the field of quantum information science, including important theoretical discoveries and the exploration of experimental implementations.


Cory, David [2015]
University of Waterloo
Citation: For pioneering one of the first demonstrations of a quantum computer using magnetic moments of nuclei as quantum bits and identifying new industrial applications in medicine, oil exploration and pharmaceuticals.


Duan, Luming [2009]
University of Michigan
Citation: For his distinctive contributions to theoretical atomic physics and quantum information; in particular, for his seminal proposals for quantum information protocols involving atom-optical systems.


Englert, Berge [2015]
National University of Singapore
Citation: For distinctive theoretical contributions to the foundations, interpretation, and applications of quantum mechanics.


Everitt, Henry [2010]
US Army Missile Command
Citation: For his broad leadership in furthering quantum information science, including the effective stewardship of quantum information programs for the US government and also for his own research in semiconductor optics.


Farhi, Edward [2011]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For his seminal discoveries of new quantum algorithms and quantum computational paradigms, in particular the quantum walk and quantum adiabatic methods.


Fuchs, Christopher [2012]
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Citation: For powerful theorems and lucid expositions that have expanded our understanding of quantum foundations, through his illuminating reformulation of the view that quantum states are states of knowledge, merging the Copenhagen interpretation with the interpre- tation of probabilities as degrees of belief


Gambetta, Jay M. [2014]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For his seminal theoretical contributions to the design, characterization and validation of quantum operations for quantum information processing with superconducting qubits.


Gottesman, Daniel [2012]
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Citation: For his pioneering theoretical work on quantum computation and cryptography, in particular laying the foundations of quantum error correction and rigorously extending the theory of fault tolerant quantum computation


Laflamme, Raymond [2011]
University of Waterloo
Citation: For his visionary leadership in the field of quantum information science, and for his numerous fundamental contributions to the theoretical foundations and practical implementation of quantum information processing, especially quantum error correction and linear optical quantum computing.


Landahl, Andrew J. [2016]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For outstanding leadership and conscientious service to the quantum information community, and pioneering contributions to quantum computing theory, including fault-tolerant quantum computing, quantum error correction, universal adiabatic quantum computing, and novel quantum search algorithms.


Lehnert, Konrad [2013]
University of Colorado
Citation: For developing experimental methods that enable the quantum control and measurement of micro-mechanical oscillators and for developing practical microwave amplifiers that operate at the quantum-limit.


Leibfried, Dietrich [2006]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For seminal contributions to the field of Quantum Information Processing using trapped ions including the demonstration of high fidelity logic gates and the implementation and application of entangled states.


Lidar, Daniel [2007]
University of Soutern California
Citation: For his contributions to the theory of decoherence control of open quantum systems for quantum information processing, especially the decoherence free subspace method.


Lloyd, Seth [2007]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For seminal contributions to the theory of quantum computation and quantum communication and their physical implementations.


Morello, Andrea [2016]
University of New South Wales
Citation: For remarkable achievements in the experimental development of spin qubits in silicon.


Nemoto, Kae [2015]
National Institute of Informatics
Citation: For pioneering the theory for quantum optical implementations of quantum information processing and communication.


O'Brien, Jeremy [2011]
University of Bristol
Citation: For his seminal contributions to quantum optics, in particular for founding contributions to the field of integrated quantum photonics and its applications to quantum information processing and quantum metrology.


Oliver, William D. [2016]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics and associated engineering of robust, reproducible, superconducting quantum systems and high-performance cryogenic control electronics.


Sanders, Barry C. [2006]
University of Calgary, Canada
Citation: For contributions to optical quantum information science including optimal quantum measurements, quantum cryptography, and new protocols for quantum information processing.


Smolin, John [2011]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For his profound contributions to the elucidation of phenomena and techniques central to our current understanding of quantum information theory.


Steffen, Matthias [2013]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For seminal contributions to the field of experimental quantum computing, specifically factoring 15 using liquid state NMR techniques and advances in design, coherence, and interactions of superconducting qubits.


Tahan, Charles [2015]
Lab for Physical Sciences
Citation: For important contributions to the field of quantum information science, including theoretical work advancing the experimental development of silicon quantum computers and proposing new quantum devices in the solid state.


Tang, Xiao [2016]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For outstanding contributions in optical technologies and systems, with application to quantum communications, spectrometry, and digital preservation.


Terhal, Barbara [2007]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For her fundamental contributions to the theory of entanglement, quantum information theory, and quantum computational complexity.


van Enk, Steven [2010]
University of Oregon
Citation: For pioneering contributions in theoretical quantum information and quantum optics, including entanglement verification, quantum communication and telportation, and angular momentum of photons.


Viola, Lorenza [2014]
Dartmouth College
Citation: For seminal contributions at the interface between quantum information theory and quantum statistical mechanics, in particular, methods for decoherence control based on dynamical decoupling and noiseless subsystems and for characterizing entanglement in quantum many-body systems.


Walther, Philip [2015]
No Company Provided
Citation: For outstanding achievements in experimental quantum information, quantum optics, and quantum photonics; including the first realization of privacy-preserving quantum cloud computing and the first experimental verification of a quantum computation.


White, Andrew [2010]
University of Queensland
Citation: For innovative and pioneering contributions to the science and technology of linear-optical quantum information processing.


Wiseman, Howard [2011]
Griffith University
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the quantum theory of measurement, particularly to the formulation of continuous measurement, feedback, and control.


Zanardi, Paolo [2011]
University of Southern California
Citation: For his profound theoretical contributions at the interface of quantum information processing and condensed matter physics, in particular his pioneering work on noiseless subspaces, holonomic quantum computation, and the fidelity approach to quantum phase transitions.


Zurek, Wojciech H. [2009]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the theory of quantum decoherence, and his contributions to quantum foundations more generally.