20603 Quantum Information, Computation and Communication
Quantum Information TheoryQuantum OpticsQuantum PhysicsPhysics
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Professor Milburn is internationally respected for his fundamental theoretical contributions to quantum optics, quantum stochastic processes, quantum chaos and quantum measurement theory. He pioneered the study of squeezed states of light and optical quantum nondemolition measurements. In 1988 he published one of the first papers in the new field of quantum computing. Milburn, together with H Wiseman, pioneered the first consistent quantum stochastic treatment of quantum control theory. He has made an extensive contribution to the study of quantum chaos particularly in the context of atom optics, and gave one of the first solvable examples of decoherence in nonlinear dynamics.