Professor of Theory of condensed matter
Carlo Beenakker knows all about the quantum world. He looks at the behaviour of quantum particles and considers how this knowledge can be used to develop new technologies. He is currently considering how to build a quantum computer in a laboratory.
Our world is shrinking, or at least our electronic devices are. From PCs to mobile phones: everything is smaller and thinner. The smaller the chip, the better it can conduct electricity and pass on information. We are able to make these chips smaller, because our knowledge about the smallest particles in the world, such as electrons and protons, is increasing. How small are these particles? Imagine the tip of a human hair but then thousands of times smaller. Leiden physicist Carlo Beenakker knows all about this world. He looks at the behaviour of these particles and considers how this knowledge can be used to develop new technologies. He is currently considering how to build a quantum computer in a laboratory (see picture).
- Science Advisory Board
- International Advisory Committee
- Editorial board member of Science Magazine
- Editor Annalen der Physik
- Conference Ambassador
- Editor New Journal of Physics
- review panel member
- Niels Stensen Fellowship Committee
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