JILA welcomes new Fellow Xun Gao

Submitted by kennac on Tue, 03/19/2024 - 3:19 pm

Xun Gao is the new Fellow to join JILA

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Dr. Xun Gao has been honored with the designation of JILA Fellow, highlighting his anticipated contributions to JILA’s research. In addition to his appointment as a JILA Fellow, the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder has added Gao as an Assistant Professor. His enthusiasm for the collaborative spirit that characterizes the JILA and CU Boulder communities promises to bring fresh perspectives and innovative research to the forefront.

As a distinguished quantum information theorist, Professor Gao's work is at the cutting edge of exploring quantum computational advantages. His research delves into the capabilities and boundaries of contemporary quantum devices, quantum machine learning, and quantum optimization algorithms. Furthermore, Gao's work on quantum error correction and applying quantum-inspired methodologies to classical algorithm design is poised to advance the field significantly. 

Earning his Ph.D. in Physics from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2018, Professor Gao brings a rich academic and research background to JILA. His journey included a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University within the Max-Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics before he arrived at JILA.

We warmly welcome Professor Xun Gao to CU Boulder and look forward to the innovations and collaborative achievements his presence will inspire. Welcome aboard, Professor Gao!

Written by Kenna Hughes-Castleberry

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