Advisor & Scientist
Fernando Brandão is the Bren Professor of Physics at the California Institute of technology (Caltech). Before he was a researcher at Microsoft and a reader in computer science at University College London (UCL).
Fernando research explores the interplay of physics, computer science and mathematics to study the role of quantum mechanics in computation and information transmission. In particular, he has made important contributions to the study of quantum entanglement. He is also interested in the application of tools and concepts of quantum information to other areas of physics and computer science, such as quantum many-body theory, thermodynamics, and complexity theory.
Fernando has been awarded many prizes for his research, including the 2013 European Quantum Information Young Investigator Award for “his highly appraised achievements in entanglement theory, quantum complexity theory, and quantum many-body physics, which combine dazzling mathematical ability and impressive physical insight”.