QuICS Fellow Stephen Jordan Receives NIST Young Investigator Award

June 6, 2016

Stephen Jordan, (left in photo), a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) and a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), was recently honored with the 2016 Katharine Gebbie Young Investigator Award.

The award—sponsored by NIST’s chapter of Sigma Xi, the international honor society of science and engineering—recognizes exceptional fundamental science in support of the NIST mission by a researcher with less than 10 years of professional experience.

Jordan was honored for his groundbreaking research in quantum algorithms, which are providing insight into the potential power of future computers that exploit the principles of quantum mechanics.

He received the award from Gebbie, who served as the long-time director of the Physics Measurement Laboratory at NIST, at a ceremony held May 25 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

QuICS is a partnership between the University of Maryland and NIST. It is one of 16 centers and labs in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.