In coordination with last year’s major Quantum 2022 event, IOP Publishing announced two international awards on 14 April as part of activities to mark World Quantum Day. Judged by an international panel of experts, both awards recognise and support scientific excellence and development of researchers in quantum science and technology at the early stages of their career. The two individual winners are:
International Quantum Technology Early Career Scientist Award
Feihu Xu, University of Science and Technology China, China, for his seminal contributions to quantum communication and quantum network, including the security of practical quantum cryptography, large-scale quantum network and high-speed quantum communication.
International Quantum Technology Emerging Researcher Award
Annabelle Bohrdt, University of Regensburg, Germany, for her developing novel approaches to analyze strongly-correlated quantum matter using snapshots of quantum states.
To celebrate the achievements and contributions of the two winners, IOP Publishing will be hosting a special awards webinar to be held at 1:00pm-2:30pm (UTC+1) on May 25, 2023. The webinar will be chaired by Professor Chaoyang Lu of the University of Science and Technology China (USTC) in his role as Chair of the awards committee and the two prize-winning talks will be:
· “Secure quantum communication in a large scale” – Feihu Xu
· “A brief tour through the Fermi-Hubbard phase diagram via snapshots” – Annabelle Bohrdt
We welcome the quantum science and technology community to register and attend the live ceremony.