Jay M. Gambetta
Jay M. Gambetta received his B.Sc. (Hons.) (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) in theoretical physics at Griffith University, Australia. From 2004 to 2007 he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His main research interests include superconducting qubits, quantum optics, measurement theory, and quantum computation.
Preparing a harmonic oscillator in a state with a well-defined energy is a tricky business. With the new tools provided by cavity and circuit quantum electrodynamics it is now possible to make these pure quantum states and watch how they evolve in time.