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Nicholas A. Peters

UT/ORNL Joint Faculty


Nicholas (Nick) A. Peters leads Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Quantum Information Science Group. He holds a joint faculty appointment with The University of Tennessee’s Bredesen Center. Dr. Peters earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. Suma Cum Laude in Physics and Mathematics from Hillsdale College. Prior to joining ORNL in 2015, he worked for approximately a decade at Telcordia Technologies/Applied Communications Sciences, formerly Bell Communications Research. Dr. Peters has been the lead Principle Investigator for multi-institution collaborations for The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research Program Office, and DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESR). His core expertise is in optical quantum state generation (especially entanglement), manipulation and measurement. His current research focuses on fundamental and practical aspects of quantum communications and networking. Dr. Peters has served as an Associate Editor for Optics Express since 2016.

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