EQUS researchers join editorial team for PRX Quantum

Congratulations to EQUS CI Professor Stephen Bartlett and EQUS AI Associate Professor Ivan Kassal for their appointments to the editorial team of PRX Quantum, a new journal in the Physical Review series launched earlier this year.

Professor Bartlett is the Lead Editor of PRX Quantum, and Associate Professor Kassal joins the Editorial Board.

Professor Bartlett leads the Sydney Quantum Theory Lab at EQUS.  His research focuses on quantum information theory, with interests spanning quantum computing, quantum measurement and control, quantum many-body systems, and foundational issues of quantum mechanics.

“I’m very excited to be part of PRX Quantum,” Professor Bartlett said.

“With so many results coming out across a breadth of disciplines, it’s an amazing time to be a researcher in the rapidly growing and diverse community covering all things quantum.  I look forward to PRX Quantum showcasing the very best of quantum information science and technology, and providing a welcoming home for the most exciting research from our multidisciplinary community.”

APS Editor in Chief, Dr Michael Thoennessen, said APS are thrilled to name Professor Bartlett the founding Lead Editor of PRX Quantum.

“For many years Professor Bartlett has contributed to our journals and the communities they serve.  He has authored papers in half of our 14 titles, which speaks to the breadth of his research and collaborations.  He has also served as a referee for many of our titles, and as a member of the Editorial Board of Physical Review X.”

Associate Professor Kassal's research focuses on the role of quantum coherence in the performance of molecular light-harvesting assemblies, as well as on quantum simulation, especially as it applies to problems in chemistry.

“I am delighted to be joining PRX Quantum, and I share its enthusiasm for quantum science as an increasingly multidisciplinary field, where quantum physics intersects with computing, materials science, chemistry, and even biology,” he said.

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

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