Gilles Brassard#

Gilles Brassard
Photo: Christina Buchmann
Membership Number:3141
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:CANADA

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2001 Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information Science (renewed 2008, 2015)
  • 1988 Professor, Université de Montréal
  • 1983 Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
  • 1979 Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal

Fields of Scholarship
  • Quantum Information Science
  • Quantum and classical cryptography
  • Quantum entanglement and non-locality as new computation and communication resource
  • Quantum communication complexity
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum teleportation
  • Foundations of quantum mechanics
  • Computer privacy
  • Theoretical computer science

Honours and Awards
  • Doctor Honoris Causa: ETH Zürich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule), 2010; University of Ottawa, 2014; Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, 2015
  • 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences (together with Charles H. Bennett and Peter Shor) "for their fundamental role in the development of quantum computation and cryptography"
  • 2019 Micius Quantum Prize
  • February 2019 Inaugural Chaire du Québec, Académie royale de Belgique
  • 2018 Wolf Prize for Physics (together with Charles H. Bennett) "for founding and advancing the fields of Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Teleportation".
  • 2017 Officer of the Ordre national du Québec
  • 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science, CS-Can/Info-Can:the Canadian society for computer science
  • 2013 Officer of the Order of Canada
  • 2013 Fellow of the Royal Society of London
  • 2013 Prix d’excellence, FRONT
  • 2012 Creation of NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctoral Prize for Interdisciplinary Research
  • 2012 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate (their “picks” for the Nobel Prize)
  • 2011 Killam Prize for Natural Sciences, Canada Council
  • 2010 Doctorate Honoris Causa, ETH Zürich
  • 2009 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering (highest scientific honour in Canada), NSERC
  • 2008 Personality of the year 2007 in information technology, Federation de l'informatique du Québec, OCTAS
  • 2006 Award of excellence, NSERC
  • 2006 Fellow, International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)
  • 2006 Rank Prize in Opto-Electronics, United Kingdom
  • 2002 Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)
  • 2000 Prix Marie-Victorin (highest scientific recognition by Government of Québec)
  • 1998 Foreign member, Latvian Academy of Sciences
  • 1997 Killam Research Fellow, Canada Council
  • 1996 Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
  • 1995 Scientist of the Year, La Presse (leading daily newspaper in Montréal)
  • 1994 Steacie Prize, National Research Council of Canada
  • 1992 Prix Urgel-Archambault, ACFAS
  • 1992 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, NSERC

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