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Howard Mark Wiseman (born 19 June 1968) is a theoretical quantum physicist notable for his work on quantum feedback control, quantum measurements, quantum information, open quantum systems, the many interacting worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics,[1][2][3] and other fundamental issues in quantum mechanics.[4]

Howard Wiseman
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Howard Mark Wiseman
Born19 June 1968
Residence Australia
Nationality Australian
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
Known forQuantum feedback;
Many interacting worlds interpretation
AwardsPawsey Medal (2003); Malcolm McIntosh Prize (2003)
Scientific career
InstitutionsGriffith University
University of Queensland
University of Auckland
Doctoral advisorGerard J. Milburn
Other academic advisorsDan Walls


Early lifeEdit

Wiseman was born in Brisbane, Australia and received his B.Sc.(Hons) in Physics from the University of Queensland in 1991. He completed his PhD in physics under Gerard J. Milburn at the University of Queensland in 1994, with a thesis entitled Quantum Trajectories and Feedback.[5]


After his PhD, Wiseman undertook a postdoc under Dan Walls at the University of Auckland. From 1996 to 2009 he held Australian Research Council (ARC) research fellowships. He is currently a Physics Professor at Griffith University, where he is the Director of the Centre for Quantum Dynamics. He is also an Executive Node Manager in the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, an ARC Centre of Excellence.


See alsoEdit

Selected bibliographyEdit

  • Wiseman, Howard M.; Milburn, Gerard J. (2009). Quantum Measurement and Control. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 460. ISBN 978-0-521-80442-4.


  1. ^ Hall, Michael J. W.; Deckert, Dirk-André; Wiseman, Howard M. (2014). "Quantum Phenomena Modeled by Interactions between Many Classical Worlds". Physical Review X. 4 (4): 041013. arXiv:1402.6144. Bibcode:2014PhRvX...4d1013H. doi:10.1103/PhysRevX.4.041013.
  2. ^ Witze, Alexandra (2014). "A quantum world arising from many ordinary ones". Nature. doi:10.1038/nature.2014.16213.
  3. ^ "When parallel worlds collide ... Quantum mechanics is born".
  4. ^ "Wiseman, Author at CQC2T".
  5. ^ Wiseman's thesis

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