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Peter Zoller

FRONTIERS OF KNOWLEDGE LAUREATE

Basic Sciences

1st edition

The Basic Sciences award in this inaugural edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards has been shared by physicists Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller, for their fundamental work on quantum information science. Cirac and Zoller’s research is opening up vital new avenues for the development of quantum computers, immensely more powerful than those we know today.

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Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller receive the award for their fundamental work on quantum information science. They have formulated new theoretical insights and inspired experiments from quantum simulation to engineering in systems ranging from atoms and ions to condensed matter.