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Alexandre Blais

Dr. Blais’ research interests include understanding how to control the quantum states of mesoscopic devices and applying the theoretical tools of quantum optics to mesoscopic systems. He is an active participant in the development of the field of circuit QED with superconducting qubits.


Herzberg medal from the Canadian Association of Physicists, 2011.

NSERC E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship, 2010.

Sloan Research Fellowship, 2008.

Doctoral Prize from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), 2004.

Relevant Publications

A. Wallraff et al, "Strong coupling of a single photon to a superconducting qubit using circuit quantum electrodynamics," Nature, vol. 431, pp. 162-167, 2004.



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Université de SherbrookePhysics Department


PhD (Physics) Université de Sherbrooke



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