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Andrew C. Wilson (Fed)

Chief of the Quantum Physics Division

Dr. Andrew Wilson is the Chief of the NIST Quantum Physics Division and the lead for the quantum information science program at NIST. He is based at JILA, the joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Wilson is also the NIST Program Official for the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), working to enable and grow the US quantum industry. He represents NIST on the QED-C Steering Committee. Dr. Wilson is engaged in interagency activities that provide US government support for quantum information science and technology with transformative potential.

Previously, Dr. Wilson was a NIST staff Physicist and project leader in the Ion Storage Group of the NIST Time & Frequency Division. He performed quantum-information experiments on high-fidelity coherent control of atomic ions to explore applications of quantum entanglement including quantum logic and computing, quantum simulation, and quantum-enhanced precision measurement. A major emphasis of the group’s research is the development of techniques and tools that will be needed for large-scale, fault-tolerant, quantum-information processors. Before working with trapped ions at NIST, Dr. Wilson’s research focused on Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum degenerate Fermi gases, and precision laser spectroscopy of neutral atoms and molecules.

Dr. Wilson completed his PhD in AMO Physics at the University of Otago (NZ) in 1993, he was a postdoc in the Clarendon Laboratory at the University of Oxford (UK), and then a faculty member in the Physics Department at the University of Otago. He joined NIST in 2010.



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Commerce Secretary, Kevin A. Kimball, Matthew Hoehler, Anne Lane, Elham Tabassi, Connie LaSalle, Mark VanLandingham, James A. Warren, Naomi Lefkovitz, Nada T. Golmie, Chris Greer, Matthew Scholl, Dylan Yaga, Andrew C. Wilson, Kevin Stine, Karen Reczek, Institute for Defense Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute (IDA STPI), Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
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We demonstrate two systems based on vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VECSELs) for producing ultraviolet laser light at wavelengths of 235 and

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High-fidelity indirect readout of trapped-ion hyperfine qubits

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Created October 9, 2019, Updated August 1, 2023