Robert Schoelkopf
Robert Schoelkopf
Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics
Robert Schoelkopf’s research focuses on the development of superconducting devices for quantum information processing, which are leading to revolutionary advances in computing. His group is a leader in the development of solid-state quantum bits (qubits) for quantum computing, and the advancement of their performance to practical levels.

With his collaborators at Yale, Professors Michel Devoret and Steve Girvin, Schoelkopf created the new field of “circuit quantum electrodynamics,” which allows quantum information to be distributed by microwave signals on wires. Schoelkopf’s lab has produced many firsts in the field based on these ideas, including the development of a “quantum bus” for information and the first demonstrations of quantum algorithms and quantum error correction with integrated circuits. He came to Yale as a postdoctoral researcher in 1995, joined the faculty in 1998, becoming a full professor in 2003. He also serves as the director of the Yale Quantum Institute.