Lloyd Hollenberg awarded 2016 RSV Research Medal
Professor Lloyd Hollenberg from the School of Physics has been awarded the 2016 RSV Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research by the Royal Society of Victoria. This is the highest award the Society awards research-active Victorian scientists.
RSV President Dr William Birch AM praised Professor Hollenberg's research excellence and his public promotion of science and outreach activities.
“Lloyd’s ground-breaking contributions to the complex area of designing and fabricating full-scale quantum computers are very impressive and he has an exemplary publication record," he said.
"Ultimately, what really put him ahead of a very strong field of nominees this year was the vigour of his public advocacy and promotion of science through outreach activities and a commitment to science communication across the media.”
An ARC Laureate Fellow and the inaugural Thomas Baker Chair with the University of Melbourne’s School of Physics, Professor Hollenberg has partnered, collaborated and influenced a very large community of practice in establishing Australia’s experimental programs and building up the successful Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.
“Lloyd has displayed outstanding leadership in science and is a true all-rounder. Not only has he contributed enormously to his field as a scientist, but he has also fostered a greater understanding of science through his public engagement with the community, while training and mentoring a high-achieving group of early career researchers,” said Dr Birch.
“His many previous awards and honours have rightly celebrated the merits and impact of his research.”
Professor Hollenberg will deliver the 2016 RSV Medallist Lecture on the evening of 8 December on the subject of Quantum Information Technology: From the Spooky World of Quantum Physics, and will be awarded the Medal by Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist of Victoria.
Professor Hollenberg and colleagues recently published a paper in Nature Communications on the development of a quantum MRI machine. Read about it on Pursuit.