Hugues de Riedmatten obtained his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. After a two-year postdoc at the California Institute of Technology, he came back to Geneva to work as a senior scientist until 2010. Since then, he has been the head of the Quantum Photonics group at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain, and Professor at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA). His research focuses on experimental quantum information science and quantum optics, including quantum memories for light, quantum light sources, and quantum frequency conversion (more information can be found at www.qpsa.icfo.es). He is the recipient of a European Research Council Starting Grant.