K. Birgitta Whaley, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Birgitta Whaley is professor of chemistry, co-director of Berkeley’s Quantum Information and Computation Center, and a senior faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research is broadly focused on quantum information and quantum computation, control and simulation of complex quantum systems, and quantum effects in biological systems.
A fellow of the American Physical Society and former chair of the APS Division of Chemical Physics, she has been honored with Kennedy and Sloan Foundation fellowships, an Alexander von Humboldt research award, a Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science Professorship at Berkeley, and a senior fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She has served on advisory committees for the National Academy of Sciences, and is currently a member of the scientific advisory board for the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Initiator of many meetings in quantum information science, she is currently co-organizer of the KITP Program of Quantum Control of Complex Systems at UC Santa Barbara.
AVAILABLE: November 10-22, 2013; January 7-17, March 23-April 4, 2014.