Liang Jiang, a quantum theorist who has made important contributions to secure quantum communication over long distances, has joined the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago as a professor.

Jiang was previously an associate professor of applied physics and physics at Yale University. At Pritzker Molecular Engineering, Jiang will continue his research in quantum theory and expand his efforts to help make quantum computing and communication technology scalable and more accessible.

“Over the last several years, there has been a rapid growth of quantum research efforts at the University of Chicago, and there are many excellent collaborators and colleagues here,” he said. “I’m excited to be part of this large, collective effort.”

As a theorist, Jiang addresses quantum decoherence, which causes quantum systems to lose their power and behave more like classical systems. He works to develop quantum control and error correction techniques to help quantum systems better perform computation and communication. He has also investigated quantum information processing with superconducting circuits and quantum transduction with hybrid quantum devices.

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