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BSc Griffith, PhD Waikato

Interim Director Centre for Quantum Computer Technology
Professor of Physics University of Queensland
Program Manager Quantum Information Theory
Federation Fellow Australian Government


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 was appointed to a postdoctoral research assistantship in the Department of Mathematics, Imperial college London in 1983. In 1984 he was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship to work in the Quantum Optics group of Professor P. Knight, at Imperial College. In 1985 was appointed lecturer at The Australian National University and in 1988 took up an appointment as Reader in Theoretical Physics at The University of Queensland.

In 1994 he was appointed as Professor of Physics and in 1996 became Head of Department of Physics at The University of Queensland. In 2000 he became Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology. He is currently an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the University of Queensland. He is the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada and an advisor to UK’s Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Quantum Information Processing. Gerard Milburn is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and The American Physical Society

He has worked in the fields of quantum optics, quantum measurement and stochastic processes, atom optics, quantum chaos, mesoscopic
electronics, quantum information and quantum computation. More
recently, he established a new experimental and theoretical research
program in quantum nanomechanics and circuit quantum electrodynamics at The University of Queensland. He has published over 200 papers in international journals, with over 8000 citations, with a h index of 49. He has published three books. Together with Dan Walls he published one of the first texts on Quantum Optics (Springer 1994), recently updated with a new edition (Springer, 2008), and two non technical books on quantum technology and quantum computing
(Schroedinger's Machines, Allen and Unwin, 1996; The Feynman
Processor, Allen and Unwin 1998). He has just completed a book on
quantum measurement and control with Howard Wiseman which will appear in late 2009 (Cambridge University Press).


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