Imperial College London

Ian Walmsley

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Professor Ian Walmsley FRS is a prominent physicist known for his contributions to the field of quantum optics and quantum technologies.
He currently serves as the Provost of Imperial College London, where he has played a key role in advancing research and education in science, engineering, medicine and business.
He is also Chair of Experimental Physics at Imperial and is the chair and co-founder of ORCA Computing.
Professor Walmsley graduated from Imperial College London with first-class honours in physics in 1980 and completed his PhD at the University of Rochester.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics and Optica; of which he was elected President in 2018.

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