K. Birgitta Whaley

Position Title
Professor, Chemical Physics
Director, Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center
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K. Birgitta Whaley is Professor of Chemical Physics at the University of California, Berkeley and co-Director of the Berkeley Quantum Information and Computation Center. Whaley holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Hebrew University Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University. Whaley's research lies at the interface between quantum physics and chemistry and biology. Her work is broadly focused on quantum information and quantum computation, quantum control, and simulation of complex quantum systems including biological systems. Prof. Whaley is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the International Academy of Molecular Quantum Science. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, as well as recipient of awards from Bergmann, Sloan, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundations, and senior Fellowships at the Miller Institute (Berkeley) and the Institute for Advanced Studies (WIKO) in Berlin.


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