University of California, Berkeley

Birgitta Whaley


Birgitta Whaley is Director of the Quantum Information and Computation Center and Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley. In her research she focuses on quantum information, quantum computation, macroscopic quantum systems and quantum control/simulation. Prior to Berkeley, she was a Golda Meir Fellow at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and a post-doctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University. Today, she is a leading expert in the relatively young field of quantum biology, studying phenomena at the intersection of quantum physics, chemistry and life sciences.

At Falling Walls, she demonstrates the status quo of quantum biology studies and the possibilities they unleash for organic quantum technologies of the future

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