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Wineland wins Micius Quantum Prize

The prize, awarded by the Micius Quantum Foundation, recognizes major advances in quantum science, ranging from early conceptual contributions to the recent experimental breakthroughs.

Wineland, a Philip H. Knight Distinguished Research Chair, was chosen as a 2018 winner for “his groundbreaking experiments that opened the way to quantum computing and quantum metrology with trapped ions.”

“I’m very honored to receive the award, but it’s a bit humbling because there are many other people as deserving,” said Wineland, who is based in Oregon Center for Optical, Molecular and Quantum Science. “I look forward to my Oregon colleagues receiving similar recognition.”

Wineland will officially receive his award in September during the International Conference on Emerging Quantum Technology in China.

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And more information on the Micius prize can be found here.