Prof. Adolfo del Campo elected 2023 American Physical Society Fellow

  • Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM)
    27 October 2023
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    Physics & Materials Science

Adolfo del Campo, full professor in quantum physics at the University of Luxembourg, has been recently elected as a 2023 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in the Division of Quantum Information, along with six other renowned scientists worldwide.

The APS Fellowship programme was created to congratulate members who have made advances in physics through original research and publication or made significant innovative contributions to the application of physics to science and technology. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the Society’s membership is recognised by their peers for election to the status of Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Among them, Prof. Adolfo del Campo was named for “his pioneering contributions to the development of shortcuts to adiabaticity in many-body systems and the study of phase transition dynamics generalising the Kibble-Zurek mechanism”.

At the University of Luxembourg, Prof. del Campo leads the Quantum Information Theory Group at the Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPhyMS), working at the interface of quantum information theory, statistical mechanics, and quantum control to explore foundations of physics and advance emergent quantum technologies. His contributions, acknowledged by the American Physical Society, have attracted the attention of the international community and are today used in academia and industry worldwide. For example, shortcuts to adiabaticity for complex systems are utilised in state-of-the-art quantum algorithms for quantum computation and quantum optimisation.

Together with Prof. Alexandre Tkatchenko elected in 2019, and Prof. Jorge Iñiguez in 2022, Prof. Adolfo del Campo is the third scientist from the University of Luxembourg to receive the APS Fellowship. In addition, Prof. Del Campo is the first elected Fellow in the Division of Quantum Information in the country. This distinction reflects the recognition by the international community of the Department of Physics and Materials Science in this area.

“I would like to congratulate Professor Adolfo del Campo for the prestigious nomination at the American Physical Society for his contribution in quantum information, a field that combines the principles of quantum mechanics with information science. With three APS fellows, the University of Luxembourg reveals once again the excellence of its research activities”, mentions Prof. Pascal Bouvry, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM).