The University of Chicago
Recipient of the Landauer-Bennett Award
For substantial contributions to the field of theoretical quantum information science, with emphasis on exploiting novel error correction strategies to enhance performance in a manner compatible with state-of-the-art experimental platforms, and for helping establish new foundations for fault-tolerant and practical quantum communication, computing, and sensing.
About the Recipient
Invited talk session: K28.00004
Liang Jiang received his BS from Caltech in 2004 and PhD from Harvard University in 2009. He then worked as a Sherman Fairchild postdoctoral fellow at Caltech. In 2012, Liang joined the faculty of Yale University as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor of Applied Physics. In 2019, Liang moved to his current position as a professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. Liang is also an Amazon Scholar on Quantum Computing. Liang theoretically investigates quantum systems and explores various quantum applications, such as quantum sensing, quantum transduction, quantum communication, and quantum computation. His research focuses on using quantum control and error correction to protect quantum information from decoherence to realize robust quantum information processing. He was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in 2013.
About the Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing
The award, established in 2015 by the APS Division on Quantum Information (formally known as the APS Topical Group on Quantum Information), and partially endowed by the International Business Machines Corporation, honors Landauer’s and Bennett’s pioneering work for foundational discoveries between information and physics.