09/18/2019

Blatt, Zeilinger, Zoller awarded Micius Prize

The Chinese Micius Quantum Foundation has awarded the first Micius Prizes, which aim to promote outstanding application-oriented research in quantum physics.

The Chinese Micius Quantum Foundation has awarded the first Micius Prizes, which aim to promote outstanding application-oriented research in quantum physics. The awards went to Rainer Blatt, Anton Zeilinger and Peter Zoller, as well as to nine other physicists who have laid the foundations for new applications in quantum research.
Rainer Blatt received a Micius Prize for his pioneering experiments on quantum computers, and Peter Zoller, together with Juan Ignacio Cirac, for theoretical work on quantum computers. Anton Zeilinger and his former graduate student Jian-Wei Pan were recognized for their groundbreaking experiments on secure quantum communication over long distances.

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