Raymond Laflamme wins CAP-CRM Prize
The Executive Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, and Associate Faculty member at Perimeter Institute, Laflamme has made groundbreaking contributions to quantum computing.
He started his career in cosmology, but quickly turned his attention to a much different area of physics. Since the mid-1990s, Laflamme's work has concentrated on making quantum information processors more feasible, making substantial contributions to quantum error correction and fault tolerance, and performing the first experimental demonstration of quantum error correction.
His efforts to help develop a blueprint for a quantum information processor using linear optics components is noted as one of the most influential achievements in quantum information.
He will receive the prize by the Canadian Association of Physicists and the Centre de recherches mathématiques at a ceremony in Kingston, Ontario, on June 1.
Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.