Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Juan Ignacio Cirac

Winner 2021 2021 Physical Sciences

Born in Manresa, Spain. In 1988, he graduated in Theoretical Physics from the Complutense University, Madrid, and gained his PhD in 1991. Between 1991 and 1996, he was Associate Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. From 1996 until 2001 he was Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In 2001 he was appointed director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Germany). As an expert in quantum computation and its application in the field of information, the focus of his research work is the quantum theory of information.

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