David DiVincenzo was one of the first physicists to engage in quantum information and is considered an eminent authority on quantum information processing. In particular, his name is associated with the development of criteria for the quantum computer, known as the DiVincenzo Criteria. In addition, his work is also significant in the fields of materials science and solid-state physics. As part of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), DiVincenzo is to become the head of the Institute of Theoretical Quantum Information, which is to be founded at RWTH Aachen University. He will also be heading the Institute of Nanoelectronics at the Forschungszentrum Jülich.
Nominating University: RWTH Aachen University, together with the Forschungszentrum Jülich
Prof. Dr. David DiVincenzo
born in the USA in 1959, doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA in 1983, then postdoctoral position at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA; Research Manager at IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA since 1985. Having been granted an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in 2010, he became a professor at the Institute of Theoretical Quantum Information at RWTH Aachen University and director of the Peter Grünberg Institute of Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in January 2011. Various distinctions and memberships, such as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.