QuSoft has recently appointed a group of distinguished professors with research interests in quantum information and computing, forming a new scientific board for the institute. The board will be responsible for advising the directors on the scientific strategy for QuSoft. The three members of the board are:
- Ignacio Cirac (chair), a professor at The Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. His research focuses primarily on quantum information theory and quantum many-body physics, with seminal contributions in the fields of degenerate quantum gases and quantum optics.
- Ronald Cramer, Head of the Cryptology Group at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam (CWI) and professor at the Mathematical Institute at Leiden University. His research interests include the foundations and mathematical aspects of cryptology, as well as its applications. Cramer is known for fundamental contributions to public-key cryptosystems and to cryptographic protocol theory, as well as for his work on the intersections with coding theory, algebraic geometry and -number theory.
Gilles Brassard is a professor at the Université de Montréal. The Canada Research Chair specialises in quantum information, transforming the field of study through his own work. His pioneering research has seen the development of many areas such as quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum entanglement and quantum pseudo-telepathy.
The combined research areas and achievements of each board member is sure to prove highly beneficial scientific advice for QuSoft.