Stephen Bartlett elected Fellow of the APS

Congratulations to EQUS CI Professor Stephen Bartlett on being elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society!

Citation: For pioneering theoretical research in quantum information, including the theory of quantum computational phases of matter and classical simulation methods for quantum circuits.
Nominated by: Division of Quantum Information

Of his election, Professor Bartlett said: “I'm humbled by this recognition.  The APS has become the major professional body for physicists, including quantum scientists, with a global reach.  I'm chuffed to see Australian research in quantum information continue to make an oversized contribution on the international stage.”

Professor Barry Sanders—Director of the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary, Canada, and one of Professor Bartlett's sponsors for his election—said: “Stephen's theories of quantum computational phases of matter and simulating quantum circuits elucidate what exactly the power behind quantum computing is and how to achieve it.”

Professor Bartlett leads the Sydney Quantum Theory Lab at EQUS.  Earlier this year, he was appointed the Lead Editor of PRX Quantum, a new APS journal.

The APS Fellowship Program recognises APS members who have made substantial advances in physics through original research and publication or through the application of physics to science and technology.

Read the full media release from The University of Sydney here.

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.