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John Preskill announced as 2024 Bell Prize Winner

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CQIQC is pleased to announce that the Eight Biennial John Stewart Bell Prize for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and Their Applications will be awarded to John Preskill (Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology) for developments at the interface of efficient learning and processing of quantum information in quantum computation, and following upon long standing intellectual leadership in near-term quantum computing.

The award recognizes advances relating to the foundations of quantum mechanics and to the applications of these principles – this covers, but is not limited to, quantum information theory, quantum computation, quantum foundations, quantum cryptography, and quantum control. The award is intended to highlight the continuing rapid pace of research in these areas, and the fruitful interplay of fundamental research and potential applications. It celebrates both theoretical and experimental contributions.

The prize will be awarded at the 10th International Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control, to be held at the Fields Institute, located at the University of Toronto, August 26 -30, 2024.