Caltech's John Preskill awarded 2024 Bell Prize from the University of Toronto

February 22, 2024 by A&S News

John Preskill, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, will be honoured with the John Stewart Bell Prize from the University of Toronto. The prize recognizes the most significant recent achievements in the world in quantum mechanics and is considered by many to be the top international award in the field.

Preskill, a theoretical physicist, is being honoured for developments at the interface of efficient learning and processing of quantum information in quantum computation, and for his long standing intellectual leadership in near-term quantum computing.

Created by the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control (CQIQC) at U of T in 2005, the John Stewart Bell Prize for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and their Applications is judged by an international panel of experts and awarded every two years for achievements in the previous six years.

The award is intended to highlight the continuing rapid pace of research in these areas, and the fruitful interplay of fundamental research and potential applications. It celebrates both theoretical and experimental contributions.

The prize will be awarded at the 10th International Conference on Quantum Information and Quantum Control, to be held at the Fields Institute, located at the University of Toronto, August 26-30, 2024.