Chuang, one of five at MIT elected American Physical Society Fellows

January 4, 2011

Isaac Chuang is among five MIT faculty members to be elected as fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), an organization dedicated to the advancement of physics. He has been elected for "his breadth and leadership in the field of quantum information science, including important theoretical discoveries and the exploration of experimental implementations."

Chuang, who holds a joint professor position at MIT with the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Physics, leads the Quanta research group at the Center for Ultracold Atoms, in the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). His group seeks to understand and create information technology and intelligence from the fundamental building blocks of physical systems, atoms and molecules.Specific research interests include:

* The Physics of Information and Computation * Information theory and cryptography * Ultracold trapped ions and molecules

Chuang is also co-author of a textbook on Quantum Computation and Quantum Information and a member of the editorial board of the Virtual Journal of Quantum Information.

Congratulations Ike!

Read more:

MIT News Office, Dec. 13, 2010 article: "Five from MIT elected fellows of the American Physical Society"

EECS Newsletter, Fall, 2010 Interview with Isaac Chuang: "Blending EE with CS: an Interview with Isaac Chuang"