David D. Awschalom

David Awschalom is one of the world’s leading scientists in spintronics and quantum information engineering. His research involves understanding and controlling the spins of electrons, ions, and nuclei for fundamental studies of quantum systems, as well as potential applications in computing, imaging and encryption. 

His group explores optical and magnetic interactions in semiconductor quantum structures, spin dynamics and coherence in condensed matter systems, macroscopic quantum phenomena in nanometer-scale magnets, and implementations of quantum information processing in the solid state. 

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the European Academy of Sciences.

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