Michel Devoret is Professor of Applied Physics and Director of the Applied Physics Nanofabrication Lab at Yale University (New Haven, USA). For more than four decades, Prof. Devoret has pioneered the discovery, understanding, and applications of quantum phenomena appearing at low temperatures.
Prof. Devoret has received a number of recognitions for his seminal contributions to physics, including the Ampere Prize of the French Academy of Science (1991), the Descartes-Huygens Prize of the Royal Academy of Science of the Netherlands (1996) and the Europhysics-Agilent Prize of the European Physical Society (2004). He is also a recipient of the John Stewart Bell Prize. In 2014, he has been awarded, together with John Martinis and Rob Schoelkopf, the Fritz London Memorial Prize. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the French Academy of Sciences.
In 2016, he was awarded the Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize for his outstanding contributions to the advances of low temperature physics.