Andrew Cleland

Cleland specializes in quantum computing, quantum communication and quantum sensors, all of which depend upon harnessing the peculiar properties of quantum mechanics—the physics that dominates the atomic world and has recently been shown to apply to macroscopic mechanical objects as well as electrical circuits. Cleland led the team that built the first quantum machine—a human-made gadget with motion that can only be described with the laws of quantum mechanics. The feat that earned Cleland’s team “Breakthrough of the Year 2010” honors from Science magazine. Cleland is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society.

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