Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

Scalable Quantum Computers: Paving the Way to Realization

Editor(s): Samuel L. Braunstein, Hoi-Kwong Lo, Pieter Kok

Print ISBN: 9783527403219

Online ISBN: 9783527603183

DOI: 10.1002/3527603182

Author Biography

About the Author

Professor Samuel L. Braunstein
Reader at the School of Informatics, University of Wales, Bangor.
Member of UK Quantum Optics & Computation Networks.
Member of the ESF Quantum Information Theory program.
Expert in the field of Quantum Optics und Quantum Computing.
Consultant for the journal "Fortschritte der Physik".

Dr. Hoi-Kwong Lo
Senior Vice President Research and development of MagiQ Technologies, Inc., New York;
Hoi-Kwong Lo was born in Hong Kong in 1967. He obtained his B. A. in Mathematics (Triple First Class Honors) from Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK in 1989 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA in 1991 and 1994 respectively. After getting his Ph.D., he became a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.
From 96 to 99, he was with the Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol, UK, first as a Research Consultant and then as a Senior Member of Technical Staff. He is currently Senior Vice President, Research and Development of MagiQ Technologies, Inc. This is the first quantum computing start-up with a stated goal of building a "quantum Internet."
His current research interests include quantum computation and also cryptography. He is one of the persons who have demonstrated the impossibility of a whole class of quantum cryptographic schemes including quantum bit commitment. This result has been widely reported in the scientific press including Science and Science News. Recently, in a paper in "Science", he and his colleague have given a rigorous proof of the security of quantum key distribution, the most well-known application of quantum cryptography. This result has been reported in a "perspectives" article in Science. He has co-edited a textbook on quantum computation and information, which has been favorably reviewed in Nature, and he is the main inventor of a US patent.