Oct. 19, 2021 — Three Chicago Quantum Exchange Members have received distinguished awards from the American Physical Society (APS) for their work in quantum science, including work in spin transport, theoretical quantum information science, and theoretical methods to compute and engineer the electronic and structural properties of molecules and materials.
Axel Hoffmann, at member institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received the 2022 David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Material Physics for his work advancing the understanding of spin transport and magnetization dynamics in magnetic multilayers. He is also being recognized for his inspiring lectures and engaging discussions.
At The University of Chicago, Liang Jiang received the 2022 Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing for his contributions to the field of theoretical quantum information science. His research focusses on exploiting novel error correction strategies to enhance performance in a manner compatible with state-of-the-art experimental platforms, and for helping establish new foundations for fault-tolerant and practical quantum communication, computing, and sensing.
The third CQE recipient to win an award from APS is Giulia Galli, a Liew Family professor of Electronic Structure and Simulations in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. Giulia Galli is also a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Lab (ANL). Galli received the 2022 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics for her work to develop theoretical methods to compute and engineer the electronic and structural properties of molecules and materials. Her work broadens the applicability of first-principles computational approaches to multiple disciplines.
About the American Physical Society (APS) Awards:
The APS Prizes and Awards recognize outstanding achievements in research, education, and public service. With few exceptions, they are open to all members of the scientific community in the US and abroad. The nomination and selection procedure, involving APS-appointed selection committees, guarantees high standards and prestige.
APS announced the Society’s Spring 2022 prize and award recipients, including those for the 2021 LeRoy Apker Award for undergraduate research, the 2021 Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach, and the 2021 Stanford R. Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship, on October 15, 2021.
Source: Chicago Quantum Exchange