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Quantum Science Expert Gerald Gilbert Joins MITRE Fellows Program


Quantum Science Expert Gerald Gilbert Joins MITRE Fellows Program

Gerald Gilbert has been inducted into the MITRE Fellows program to expand the company’s quantum science initiatives.

Gilbert joins a group of individuals tasked with driving innovation in science and technology, accelerating solutions to address the nation’s biggest challenges, supporting MITRE’s pioneering vision and serving as subject matter experts and advisers to mission-critical programs, officers and the company’s board of trustees. 

Charles Clancy, chief futurist, senior vice president and general manager of MITRE Labs and a member of the Potomac Officers Club, believes that Gilbert will continue to push the boundaries and expand quantum science research, the company said.

Since joining MITRE in 1996, Gilbert founded the company’s quantum science research and served as the principal investigator of its quantum program, a collaborative physics research effort dedicated to building the world’s first fully universal scalable quantum computer and integrated quantum network. 

The project, which involves MITRE, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sandia National Labs, focuses on designing and building programmable nano-photonic quantum processors that will serve as engines of a scalable universal quantum computer.

Gilbert has been elected to different advisory boards, including the U.S. Defense Science Board and the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, where he shares his expertise on quantum information science. He has also co-invented five patents in quantum information science, including one for photonic quantum memory with time-bin entangled photon storage and the system and method for wave vector multiplexed laser communication. 

Additionally, he has written scientific publications in the fields of quantum information science, the theoretical physics of elementary particles, string theory and radar propagation.

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