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Gibbons Lectures | Panel discussion – The future of quantum computing

Professor Howard J Carmichael holds the Dan Walls Chair in Theoretical Physics at the University of Auckland.

He earned his PhD in 1977 from the University of Waikato, then moved to the United States, returning to New Zealand in 2002.

Professor Carmichael has contributed widely to quantum optics theory and the theory of open quantum systems, a direction set in early work on photon anti-bunching in resonance florescence and carried through numerous contributions to the field of cavity QED.

He is perhaps best known for his Quantum Trajectory Theory.

Professor Carmichael is a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA), American Physical Society, and the Royal Society Te Apārangi, and a recipient of the OSA’s Max Born Award and the Dan Walls Medal of the New Zealand Institute of Physics.

Professor Cristian S Calude is a member of Academia Europaea (2008), Chair Professor of Computer Science (1992) and Director of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Auckland.

He is also research consultant for the Quantum Computing Research Initiatives, Lockheed Martin, USA (2013).

Professor Calude received his PhD at the Bucharest University, Romania, in 1976. He has published 40 books and more than 250 articles, and has over 25 visiting professorships.

He has given more than 50 invited talks to international conferences and 160 seminars in Europe, the Americas, Australasia and Africa, and has been cited in more than 5500 papers and 120 books by 550 authors.


The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Gill Dobbie.



May 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


260.092 Level 0 Foyer, Owen G Glenn Building
12 Grafton Rd
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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