Stephanie Wehner new member of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has elected 22 new members, including QuTech professor Stephanie Wehner. Academy members, leading researchers from across all the disciplines, are selected for their scientific and scholarly achievements.
The Academy has about 600 members and (at the time) QuTech members include Ronald Hanson, Barbara Terhal, Leo Kouwenhoven and Hans Mooij. Members are appointed for life. The new members will be installed on Monday 12 September 2022.
Stephanie Wehner (1977)
Professor of Quantum Information, Delft University of Technology
Stephanie Wehner started out as a hacker, and now occupies a world-leading position with her pioneering research and inspiring vision of a future quantum internet. This type of internet uses quantum effects such as entanglement and
non-local interactions to bring about new, secure and rapid forms of communication. By linking disciplines such as fundamental physics and computer science, Wehner has reshaped the field of quantum information. She leads
European research on a quantum internet, initiated a successful interdisciplinary conference and set up an interdisciplinary education programme. Wehner disseminates her vision enthusiastically via (TEDx) lectures and interviews with international media.