Ian Walmsley

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Ian Alexander Walmsley
Born 13 January 1960 (1960-01-13) (age 58)[1]
Occupation Physicist
Spouse(s) Katharine Pardee[1]
Awards Young Medal and Prize (2011)

Ian A. Walmsley FRS is 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]


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