Green Family Lecture Series by Peter Shor “General Audience Talk”

November 27, 2023

Speaker Bio

Peter Shor is a Professor of Applied Mathematics since 2003 and the Chair of the Applied Mathematics Committee since 2015 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 1985. Professor Shor worked with AT&T as a member of its research team from 1986 to 2003. His research interests are in theoretical computer science on algorithms, quantum computing, computational geometry, and combinatorics. He has received numerous awards as recognition for his contribution to quantum computing namely: Nevanlinna Prize and the International Quantum Communication Award and the Dickinson Prize in Science (1998); the  Gödel Prize of the ACM and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1999); the King Faisal International Prize in Science (2002); the Dirac Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (2017); the IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award, jointly with Charles Bennett, Igor Devetak, Aram Harrow, and Andreas Winter (2017); the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, for Outstanding Contributions to Communications Technology (2018); 2018 Micius Quantum Prize (2019); and MIT’s 2022-2023 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, the highest honor the Institute faculty can bestow upon one of its members each academic year. He is a member of the National Academy of Science (2002), and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011); As of 2020, Shor is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and in 2022 Fellow of the AMS.