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Faculty member Norbert Lütkenhaus has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is recognized for his “pioneering theoretical contributions to the fields of quantum secure communications and optical quantum information processing.”
The American Physical Society (APS) is the world's second largest organization of physicists. The Society publishes more than a dozen scientific journals, including the prestigious Physical Review and Physical Review Letters. Fellowship is a distinct honour signifying recognition by one’s professional peers.
Before joining the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in 2011, Lütkenhaus led an Emmy-Noether Research Group at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Here, Lütkenhaus’ research focuses on finding advantageous quantum communication protocols, including secure Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). His research aims to bridge the gap between a theoretical computer-sciences based approach to quantum communication and its physical implementation.