Professor Braunstein joined the University of York, in 2003 and
is heading a group in quantum computation. He was born in Melbourne,
Australia in 1961. He was awarded a BSc (Honors) and MSc in Physics from the
University of Melbourne and received his PhD in Physics from the
California Institute of Technology in 1988.
Professor Braunstein is a recipient of the prestigious Royal
Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award - a five-year £20m scheme
created to attract and retain the best scientific talent in the UK.
He was awarded the honorary title of 2001
Lord Kelvin Lecturer and is a Fellow
of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the
Institute of Physics and the Optical Society of America.
Before joining the University of York, he held a prestigious German
Humboldt Fellowship (spent
at the University of Ulm).
He is editor of three books
"Scalable Quantum Computing" and
with Continuous Variables" and serves on the editorial board of the
Fortschritte der Physik for which he
has prepared two special issues on quantum computation. He has initiated
and is a Founding Managing Editor of
Quantum Information and Computation
-- the first journal dedicated specifically to this field. Its first issue
appeared in July 2001.
He has over 150 papers published in refereed
journals, which have been cited over thirteen thousand times, with an overall
h-index of 53
(Web of Science statisitcs;
Google scholar statistics may be found here),
including one paper in Reviews of Modern Physics,
25 in Physical Review Letters,
two in Nature Physics,
four in Nature and
one in Science.
His work on quantum teleportation, quantum computation, quantum lithography
and quantum information has received extensive
coverage in prestigious scientific venues such
as Science, Nature, Physics Today, New Scientist
and Optics & Photonics News, as well as on radio, television and
daily newspapers (The Independent, The Times, The New York Times and more).
Professor Braunstein's most cited
work on quantum teleportation was among those chosen as the
`top ten [scientific] breakthroughs' of that year by the journal
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