Gerard Milburn obtained a PhD in theoretical Physics from the University of Waikato in 1982 for work on squeezed states of light and quantum nondemolition measurements.
He is currently Professor of Physics at The University of Queensland and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems.
His current research interests include; quantum optomechanics, superconducting quantum circuits, quantum control.
Quantum Information Physics and Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
Yasunobu Nakamura started his career in mesoscopic physics at NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories in 1992. His interests eventually shifted toward quantum coherence in superconducting circuits and resulted in the first realization of a superconducting qubit in 1999. Since then, he has been investigating various aspects of superconducting quantum circuits, such as quantum gate implementations, circuit QED, and microwave quantum optics. In 2012, he moved to Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo, and started working on hybrid quantum systems, which utilize coupling with magnons in ferromagnets or phonons in nanomechanical devices. He also leads the Superconducting Quantum Electronics team in RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) since 2013.
Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Rainer Blatt, born in Idar-Oberstein/Germany, studied physics at the University of Mainz. He finished his doctorate in 1981 and worked as a research assistant. In 1982, he went to the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), Boulder, USA, and worked with John Hall for a year. In 1983, he joined the FU Berlin, and in the following year went to the University of Hamburg. After another stay in the US, he qualified as a professor by receiving the “venia docendi” in 1988. In 1989 to 1994 he
worked as a Heisenberg research fellow in Hamburg and returned several times to JILA in Boulder. In 1994 he was appointed to a chair at the University of Göttingen and in the following year accepted a chair at the University of Innsbruck. Since 2003 Blatt has also held the position of Scientific Director at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information. Blatt is known for his support of young scientists and has been awarded numerous scientific prizes nationally and internationally
Cristian Calude, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Stephen Chen, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ivan Deutsch, University of New Mexico, USA
Andrew Doherty, The University of Sydney, Australia
Hsi-Sheng Goan, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Jaewan Kim, Korean Institute for Advanced Study, Korea
Leong Chuan Kwek, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ping Koy Lam, Australian National University, Australia
Ren Bao Liu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Matt McKague, University of Otago, New Zealand
Andrea Morello, University of New South Wales, Australia
Enver Nakhmedov, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, Azerbaijan
Kae Nemoto, National Institute for Informatics, Japan
Franco Nori, Riken & University of Michigan, Japan & USA
Choo Hiap Oh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Valerio Scarani, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Howard Wiseman, Griffith University, Australia
Andrew White, University of Queensland, Australia
Wei-Min Zhang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan