# John Stewart Bell Prize

The **John Stewart Bell Prize** for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and their Applications (short form: "Bell Prize") was established in 2009, funded and managed by the University of Toronto, Centre for Quantum Information & Quantum Control (*CQIQC*).^{[1]} It is awarded every odd-numbered year, for significant contributions relating to the foundations of quantum mechanics and to the applications of these principles – this covers, but is not limited to, quantum information theory, quantum computation, quantum foundations, quantum cryptography, and quantum control.^{[2]} The selection committee has included Gilles Brassard, Peter Zoller, Alain Aspect, John Preskill, and Juan Ignacio Cirac Sasturain, in addition to previous winners Sandu Popescu, Michel Devoret, and Nicolas Gisin.^{[3]}

## Awarded PrizesEdit

Source: University of Toronto

- 2019: Juan Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) and Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck and IQOQI) for "their recent groundbreaking proposals in quantum optics and atomic physics on how to engineer quantum systems to carry out novel information processing tasks, in particular for extending the applications of quantum simulators to lattice gauge theories, showing how long range entanglement can be estimated via statistical measurements, and using Projected Entangled Pair States for the theoretical study of quantum many body systems".
^{[4]} - 2017: Ronald Hanson (Delft University of Technology), Sae Woo Nam (National Institute of Standards and Technology), and Anton Zeilinger (University of Vienna) for "their groups’ experiments simultaneously closing the detection and locality loopholes in a violation of Bell’s Inequalities".
^{[5]} - 2015: Rainer Blatt, Professor of Experimental Physics at University of Innsbruck, and director of Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Innsbruck, Austria, for his works on quantum information processing with trapped ions.
^{[6]} - 2013: Michel Devoret and Robert J. Schoelkopf, Professors of Applied Physics at Yale University, USA, for their work on entangling superconducting qubits and microwave photons, and their application to quantum information processing.
^{[7]} - 2011: Sandu Popescu, Professor of Physics at the University of Bristol, UK, for discoveries of stronger-than-quantum no-signaling correlations, and the application of quantum theory to thermodynamics.
^{[8]} - 2009: Prof. Nicolas Gisin for his theoretical and experimental work on quantum nonlocality, quantum cryptography and quantum teleportation.
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## See alsoEdit

## ReferencesEdit

**^**"John Stewart Bell Prize for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and Their Applications".*cqiqc.physics.utoronto.ca*. University of Toronto Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control (CQIQC). Retrieved 23 Sep 2014.**^**"Award Rules". Retrieved 2017-07-03.**^**"Selection Committee". Retrieved 2017-07-03.**^**"John Stewart Bell Prize for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and Their Applications: Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller". University of Toronto. Retrieved 8 December 2019.**^**"John Stewart Bell Prize for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and Their Applications". University of Toronto. Retrieved 1 September 2017.**^**"Physiker Rainer Blatt erhält Forschungspreis (German)".*tirol.orf.at*. Österreichischer Rundfunk. 17 Aug 2015. Retrieved 17 Aug 2015.**^**Eric Gershon (1 Aug 2013). "For two Yale quantum physicists, an honor from the north".*Yale news*. Yale University. Retrieved 24 Sep 2014.**^**"2011 John Stewart Bell Prize". Retrieved 2017-07-03.**^**"2009 John Stewart Bell Prize". Retrieved 2017-07-03.