Dr. Daniel Esteve was born in Montpellier France in 1954. He has been research director at the French Commission for Atomic Energy (CEA) since 2001. His main fields of research are Nanosciences, with a focus on mesoscopic physics. In 1984 he created Quantronics, a group with the objective of designing, fabricating and operating electronic circuits which behave quantum mechanically. More specifically, he has developed electron pumps that clock electrons one by one with metrological accuracy, and superconducting circuits whose quantum state can be manipulated at will. These artificial atoms may constitute the building blocks for quantum processors able to run Quantum Computing algorithms. Daniel Esteve was awarded the Agilent-Europhysics prize in 2004.
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