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Daniel Harlow awarded Packard Foundation Fellowship

October 20, 2020

Daniel Harlow awarded Packard Foundation Fellowship

He earned a doctorate in physics from Stanford University in 2012, and received his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Columbia University in 2006. The Packard Foundation recognized Harlow’s use of ideas from quantum computation to generate new insights about both black holes and quantum computers. “It is a great honor to be entrusted with this responsibility, and I hope I will be able to live up to the high standards of my predecessors.” The Packard Foundation Fellowships are one of the most prestigious and well-funded non-governmental awards for early-career scientists. “I am thrilled to be receiving a Packard Fellowship!” says Harlow. Harlow researches black holes by combining quantum mechanics and Einstein’s general relativity. “In particular there is an ongoing interplay with the theories of condensed matter systems and quantum computers.

Article from MIT News.