IQC faculty member named Royal Society Fellow

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

IQC faculty member Richard Cleve has been named a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada, in recognition of his pioneering work in quantum algorithms and complexity theory.

Richard Cleve
Cleve, who joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in 2004, is among 75 new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) this week.

Election to the academies of the RSC is one of the highest honours a Canadian scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

Cleve was recognized for “having discovered various quantum computer algorithms and communication protocols that utilize quantum mechanical behavior to compute exponentially faster than possible in the current computing paradigm,” said the announcement.

“These new Fellows from across Canada… honour our country by their talents and achievements,” said Roderick A. Macdonald, president of the RSC.

Cleve and the other 2010 Fellows will be officially inducted to the RSC during a ceremony at Ottawa’s National Gallery of Canada on Saturday, November 27. 

Congratulations to Richard Cleve for this well-deserved recognition.