Barry Sanders

Professor; Director, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology

Department of Physics and Astronomy

DSc

Imperial College of London, 2016

DIC - Physics

Imperial College London, 1988

PhD - Physics

Imperial College London, 1987

DIC - Mathematical Physics

Imperial College of London, 1985

BSc - Honours Physics

University of Calgary, 1984

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.210.8462

Web presence

IQST Website

Location

Office: SB303

Courses

  • PHYS 617 - Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Implementations of quantum information
  • Nonlinear quantum optics
  • Algorithmic quantum simulation
  • Long-distance quantum key distribution
  • Evolutionary algorithms and swarm intelligence for quantum control and metrology
  • Coherent quantum transport in protein complexes

Biography

Dr. Barry Sanders is Director of the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the University of Calgary, Lead Investigator of the Alberta Major Innovation Fund Project on Quantum Technologies, a Distinguished Chair Professor at the University of Science and Technology China and a Vajra Visiting Faculty member of the Raman Research Institute in India. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary in 1984 and a Diploma of Imperial College supervised by Professor Sir Thomas W. B. Kibble in 1985. He completed a PhD in 1987 at Imperial College London supervised by Professor Sir Peter Knight. His postdoctoral research was at the Australian National University, the University of Queensland and the University of Waikato. Dr. Sanders was on the Macquarie University faculty from 1991 until moving to Calgary in 2003.

Dr. Sanders is especially well known for seminal contributions to theories of quantum-limited measurement, highly nonclassical light, practical quantum cryptography and optical implementations of quantum information tasks. His current research interests include quantum algorithms and implementations of quantum information tasks.

Dr. Sanders is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (U.K.), the Optical Society of America, the Australian Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society and the Royal Society of Canada, and a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He is a past President of the Australian Optical Society, past Founding Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Physicists Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics and former Leader of the Optical Society of America Quantum Optical Science and Technology Technical Group. In 2016 Sanders was awarded the Imperial College London Doctor of Science (DSc) degree.

Dr. Sanders is Editor-in-Chief of New Journal of Physics, a former Associate Editor of Physical Review A, a former Editor of Optics Communications and a former Editor of Mathematical Structures of Computer Science.


Publications

For a complete list of presentations, publications and other content, please visit the archival IQST website.

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Book Chapters
 

2012

  • B. C. Sanders, Quantum cryptography for information-theoretic security (invited), A. Vaseashta, E. Braman and P. Susmann, eds., Chapter 36, Technological Innovations in Sensing and Detection of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Threats and Ecological Terrorism: 335 - 343, Vila Verde Hotel & Tourist Complex, Chisinau, Moldova, 7 Jun 2010 - 17 Jun 2010, Published by Springer, New York, 2012 (ISBN 978-94-007-2487-7). Part of Nato's Science for Peace and Security Series (Click to Download).

2009

  • A. R. Weily, T. S. Bird, K. P. Esselle and B. C. Sanders, EBG Materials and Antennas, section in book: Advanced Millimeter-wave Technologies, D. Liu, B. Gaucher, U. Pfeiffer and J. Grzyb, eds., Chapter 10: 413 - 444, Published by Wiley, West Sussex, United Kingdom, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-470-99617-1).

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  • B. C. Sanders, In the quantum world, seeing is understanding, Reach Magazine 9(1): 4 - 7, 1 February 2009.

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Awards

  • 2019 - Faculty of Science Award of Excellence: Leadership in Internationalization - University of Calgary
  • 2018 - Faculty of Science Award of Excellence: Research Excellence, Established Career - University of Calgary
  • 2018 - India VAJRA Faculty Award
  • 2017 - Fellow - Royal Society of Canada
  • 2016 - Killam Professor - University of Calgary
  • 2016 - Imperial College Doctor of Science - Imperial College London
  • 2013 - Thousand Talent Chair
  • 2010 - Senior Fellow of CIFAR Program on Quantum Information Science - Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
  • 2008 - Faculty of Science Award of Excellence: Research - University of Calgary
  • 2006 - Fellow - American Physical Society
  • 2005 - Fellow - Optical Society of America
  • 2004 - Senior Fellow of CIFAR Program on Quantum Information Processing - Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
  • 2004 - Fellow - Institute of Physics (UK)