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Distinguished Researcher

William John Munro

William John Munro

Basic Research Laboratories
Optical Science lab.

Research Subject

The design of Quantum Interfaces & Quantum Repeaters

Assigned period

Apr. 1, 2016 -


William J. MUNRO received his B.Sc in Chemistry, M.Sc and D.Phil degrees in Physics from the University of Waikato, NZ in 1989, 1991, and 1995 respectively. He was a research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia from 1997-2000 and then a staff scientist at Hewlett Packard Laboratories in Bristol (2000-2010). He joined NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 2010 as a research specialist and from 2014 as a Senior Research Scientist. Since then, he has researched several areas of Quantum Physics ranging from foundational issues of quantum theory through to quantum information processing and its practical realization. He is currently a visiting professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan (2006 - ), the University of Leeds in the UK (2009 - ) and the University of Queensland in Australia (2012 -). He was appointed as Distinguished Scientist of NTT in 2015 and Senior Distinguished Scientist of NTT in 2016. He is currently the group leader of the theoretical quantum physics research group. He was made a fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) in 2009, the American Physical Society (APS) in 2013 and the Optical Society of America (OSA) in 2014. He is also a member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE).

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