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Jeff Tollaksen, Ph.D.

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Dr. Jeff Tollaksen is Co-Director of the Institute for Quantum Studies, as well as Professor of Theoretical Physics in Schmid College of Science and Technology.

Before arriving at Chapman, Dr. Tollaksen worked in the School of Computational Science at George Mason University. His research has been published in many scientific journals and he currently serves as prime investigator of several grants.

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Armen Gulian, Ph.D.

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Before setting up Advanced Physics Laboratory for Chapman, Dr. Gulian founded the Laboratory of High-Temperature Superconductivity at the Physics Research Institute, Armenia (overseeing the world's first observation of phase-slip centers in high-temperature superconductors). Dr. Gulian has also worked on development of quantum detectors at US Naval Research Laboratory, where he suggested a theoretical design and experimental demonstration of cryogenic detector prototypes for X-ray/UV single-photons.

Read Dr. Gulian's Curriculum Vitae and review his list of many publications, including prediction of "photon deficit" effect (important for development of electronic coolers); theory of superconducting quantum generators (potential application for terahertz radiation imaging and high-resolution acoustic imaging); prediction of interference current at hydrodynamic description of superconductivity (important for supderconducting nano-wires).

Sir Michael Berry, FRS

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Sir Michael Berry, FRS, is Melville Wills Professor of Physics Emeritus, at University of Bristol. He is well known for the discovery of the Berry-phase, the sister-phenomenon to the Aharonov-Bohm phase.

Sir Michael Berry was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1982.

Dr. Berry officially became Sir Micahel Berry by royal recognition from Queen Elizabeth II, appointing him Knight Bachelor during Birthday Honours in 1996.

Sir Michael Berry has been a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2012.

Paul Davies, PhD

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Dr. Paul Davies is the Director of The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts of Science at Arizona State University. The Beyond Center is "devoted to confronting the really big questions of science and philosophy."

Dr. Davies is also Principal Investigator of ASU's Center for Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology, one of 12 Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers nationwide established by the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute.

He has received many awards, including the 1995 Templeton Prize for his work on the deeper implications of science, the 2001 Kelvin Medal from the UK Institute of Physics, and the 2002 Michael Faraday Prize from the Royal Society for promoting science to the public.

Dr. Davies has been a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2011.

François Englert, PhD

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Dr. Englert shares the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics with Peter Higgs, "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider."

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Dr. François Englert has been a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2011.

David Gross, PhD

Sir Anthony Leggett, FRS

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Sir Anthony Leggett shares the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics, honored "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids."

Dr. Leggett officially became Sir Anthony Leggett by royal recognition from Queen Elizabeth II, appointing him a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire during Birthday Honours in 2004.

Sir Anthony Leggett was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1980.

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Sir Anthony Leggett has been a member of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2011.

Leonard Susskind, PhD

Justin Dressel, PhD

Matthew Leifer, PhD

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Member of the Institute for Quantum Studies.

Assistant Professor of Physics in Schmid College of Science and Technology.

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Luis Pedro García-Pintos, PhD

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Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute for Quantum Studies, December 2015 - present.

Dr. García-Pintos is a valuable member of Professor Dressel's research team.

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Fabrizio Colombo, PhD

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Dr. Fabrizio Colombo is Associate Professor of Mathematical Analysis at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Dr. Colombo is a Managing Editor of the Institute for Quantum Studies journal, Quantum Studies: Mathematics and Foundations.

Dr. Colombo has been an Affiliated Scholar, and Member, of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2011.

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Brad Dodrill

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Member of the Institute for Quantum Studies.

Vice President of Sales & Senior Scientist at Lake Shore Cryotronics.

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Domenico Napoletani, PhD

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Member of the Institute for Quantum Studies.

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science in Schmid College of Science and Technology.

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Shmuel Nussinov, PhD

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Member of the Institute for Quantum Studies.

Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Nussinov is on the Editorial Board of the Institute for Quantum Studies journal, Quantum Studies: Mathematics and Foundations.

Dr. Nussinov has been an Affiliated Scholar, and Member, of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2011.

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Irene Sabadini, PhD

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Dr. Irene Sabadini is Professor of Geometry at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Dr. Sabadini has been an Affiliated Scholar, and Member, of the Institute for Quantum Studies since 2011.

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