Physicist Michel Pioro-Ladrière, an expert in quantum spins, is associate director of the Institut quantique at Université de Sherbrooke.
He received his PhD (2005) in experimental physics from Université de Sherbrooke, in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), winning the NRC Exceptional Accomplishment Award. From 2005 to 2009 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Japan Science and Technology Agency. There, he pioneered a micromagnet approach to realize efficient single spin rotations, which is now used worldwide in spin-based quantum information processing research. He was recruited back in 2009 by Université de Sherbrooke, in collaboration with CIFAR, to jumpstart the first research program in Canada that utilizes components found in today’s microchips to ultimately create a quantum computer.
Pioro-Ladrière is the author of 48 peer-reviewed articles, two patents and another patent pending. He is a scientific advisor to Anyon Systems Inc., the first quantum computing company in Québec.
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