James Franson Becomes an American Physical Society Fellow

James Franson, a professor in the Department of Physics, was elected a fellow in the American Physical Society for “contributions to quantum mechanics, quantum optics and quantum information processing.”

Franson came to UMBC in 2006 after working previously as a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and as a research professor in the Johns Hopkins Electrical and Computer Engineering department. His current research in quantum mechanics is aimed at the development of a quantum computer.

The development of such computers would make it possible to solve problems that cannot currently be solved using conventional computers.

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