Ian Walmsley

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Ian Alexander Walmsley
Born13 January 1960 (1960-01-13) (age 59)[1]
Spouse(s)Katharine Pardee[1]
AwardsYoung Medal and Prize (2011)

Ian A. Walmsley FRS is Provost of Imperial College London where he is also Chair of Experimental Physics. He was previously pro-vice-chancellor for research and Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Oxford,[1] and a professorial fellow at St Hugh's College, Oxford.[2] He is also director of the NQIT (Networked Quantum Information Technologies) hub within the UK National Quantum Technology Programme, which is led by the University of Oxford.[3]

Walmsley was educated at Imperial College London, and The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester.[2] He received the Joseph F. Keithley Award For Advances in Measurement Science in 2011[4] and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 2012[5] for his contributions to quantum optics and ultrafast optics,[6] including his development of the spectral phase interferometry for direct electric-field reconstruction (SPIDER) technique.

In March 2018 it was announced that Walmsley had been appointed provost of Imperial College London, succeeding James Stirling on 1 September 2018.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "WALMSLEY, Prof. Ian Alexander PhD; FRS 2012". Who's Who. A & C Black. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  2. ^ a b "New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research". University of Oxford. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  3. ^ "Prof Ian Walmsley: NQIT Hub Director". Networked Quantum Information Technologies. University of Oxford. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  4. ^ "APS Joseph F. Keithley Award: Presentation of check to endow the APS Joseph F. Keithley Award for Advances in Measurement Science". American Physical Society. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ "New Fellows 2012". Royal Society. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  6. ^ "Professor Ian Alexander Walmsley FRS". Royal Society. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  7. ^ "Oxford Pro-Vice-Chancellor and eminent physicist appointed as new Provost | Imperial News | Imperial College London". Imperial News. Retrieved 2018-03-02.

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