Barry C. Sanders



  • Senior Fellow
  • Quantum Information Science


  • University of Calgary
Department of Physics and Astronomy


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), Imperial College
BSc (Physics), University of Calgary


Barry Sanders is a quantum physicist especially well known for his seminal contributions to theories of quantum-limited measurement, highly nonclassical light, practical quantum cryptography and optical implementations of quantum information tasks.

His current research interests include quantum resources and algorithms, optical and atomic implementations of quantum information tasks and protocols, quantum processes in biological systems and machine learning for quantum control.


Fellow of the American Physical Society

Fellow of the Institute of Physics

Fellow of the Optical Society of America

AITF iCORE Strategic Chair in Quantum Information Science, University of Calgary

1,000 Talent Chair Professor, University of Science and Technology of China

Relevant Publications

Hayden, P. et al. "Spacetime replication of continuous variable quantum information." New Journal of Physics 18, no. 8 (2016): 083043.

Van Loo, A.F. et al. "Photon-mediated interactions between distant artificial atoms.” Science 342 (December 2013): 1494–1496.

de la Lande, A. et al. "Surface residues dynamically organize water bridges to enhance electron transfer between proteins.” PNAS 107 (June 2010): 11799–11804.

Lvovsky, A.I. et al. "Optical Quantum Memory." Nature Photon. 2, no. 12 (November 2009): 706–14.

Lobino, M. et al. "Complete characterization of quantum-optical processes." Science 322 (October 2008): 563–66.