Akira Fujimaki

Akira Fujimaki received his B.E., M.E., and Dr. Eng. Degrees from Tohoku University in 1982, 1984, and 1987, respectively. He was a Visiting Assistant Research Engineer at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1987. Since 1988, he has been working at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan, where he is currently a professor. Since 2019, he has also been a vice president of Nagoya University. He has been working on superconducting digital electronics since 1981. He observed various dynamic behaviors of fluxons in Josephson junctions. He also demonstrated the single flux quantum circuits by using Nb-based Josephson junctions, and high-temperature-superconductor-based junctions. The circuits are applied to the software-defined radio receivers, the detector systems. Currently his research focuses on high-performance computers. His group developed the integration technology of p-phase-shifted magnetic Josephson junctions. Based on those, he has been tackling to develop energy-efficient logic circuit, matrix memories, and quantum annealing circuits.

Gregory Goltsman

Gregory Goltsman obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics of Semiconductors from Moscow State Pedagogical University in 1973. Currently, he holds the position of professor and chair of the Division of Quantum Optics and Telecommunication at Moscow Institute of Electronics, Mathematics, and Higher School of Economics. He is a pioneering physicist. His past achievements include: the first observation of optical transitions between energy levels of excitons in monocrystalline semiconductors; the discovery of the negatively charged state of shallow donors and the positively charged state of shallow acceptors in monocrystalline semiconductors; the study of electronic energy relaxation in disordered films of superconductors; the discovery and promotion of the superconducting hot electron bolometric mixer and the superconducting single-photon detector. He has won several prizes, including the stipend from the Soros Foundation for Professors (1996-2001), the IEEE Van Duzer Prize in Applied Superconductivity (2010), and the IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Applied Superconductivity (2017). In 2005, He founded a start-up company called Scontel, which produces ready-to-use superconducting receivers for near and far-infrared wavelengths. In 2015, an innovative company named TIRPhotonics LLC was established within the Skolkovo Foundation. This company develops and manufactures optical integrated chips (including quantum chips) for modern scientific experiments and instruments.

Ronny Stolz

Prof. Ronny Stolz is Department head at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Dept. of Quantum Systems, and also affiliated with the Technical University Ilmenau, Advanced Electromagnetics Group, Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena in 2006. He has published more than 234 scientific papers, 120 technical reports and non-scientific works, 3 book chapters and 4 patent families. In 2017, he received the ESAS Award for Excellence at EUCAS2017, Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests and areas of expertise include quantum technologies using superconducting circuits, superconducting quantum interference detectors (SQUIDs) and photonic magnetometers and related applications, magnetic and electromagnetic sensors and methods for near surface geophysics, superconducting radiation detectors, macroscopic quantum systems, ultra-precision magnetometry, superconducting materials and technologies, processing of data acquired with magnetic and electromagnetic sensors.

Alexey Ustinov

Alexey Ustinov is professor of experimental physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. He was associate professor of experimental condensed matter physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg between 1996 and 2008. Before that, between 1989 and 1996, he worked at various universities and research laboratories in Germany, Denmark, and Italy. Alexey received a Ph.D. degree in physics and mathematics in 1987 and a doctor of science degree in 1995 from the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Awards received by Alexey Ustinov include the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (1989), the Stefanos Pnevmatikos International Award for Research in Nonlinear Science (1998), Mega-Grant of the Russian Federation (2011), Google Faculty Award (2017), ERC Advanced Grant (2022). Alexey Ustinov has published over 300 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, supervised over 30 Ph.D. dissertations and numerous undergraduate student projects. Major scientific contributions of Alexey Ustinov are in the areas of low temperature physics, superconductivity, Josephson junctions and arrays, nonlinear dynamics and solitons, and superconducting quantum circuits.

Xiaobo Zhu

Xiaobo Zhu, Professor, University of Science and Technology of China. In 2003, he received his PhD from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and continued to work in the Institute; In 2008, he joined NTT Basic Research Laboratories; In 2013, he returned to China and joined the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; In 2016, he joined the University of Science and Technology of China. His research focus is quantum computation and simulation with superconducting Josephson junctions. He has made a series of important works on the quantum hybrid system of flux qubit and NV color centers in diamonds. He also set several records for the maximum number of entangled superconducting qubits, developed the prototype of superconducting quantum computer Zuchongzhi and achieved quantum computational advantage.