We are glad to announce that Stephen Walborn joins the Millennium Institute for Research in Optics (MIRO) as a new Principal Investigator since January 2020. In December 2019, Stephen joined the Physics Department at Universidad de Concepción, after moving his Quantum Optics Laboratory from the Physics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
Stephen Walborn earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Reed College (Portland, OR USA 1998), a master's degree (2000) and a PhD in Physics (2004) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, MG Brazil). He was first a post-doc (2004-2007) and then professor (2007-2019) in the Quantum Optics Laboratory of the Physics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). In December 2019, he became faculty in the Department of Physics at University of Concepción. His research interests lie in the fields of quantum and classical optics, with an emphasis on quantum information, quantum entanglement, parametric down-conversion, non-classical states of light, and fundamental aspects of quantum physics. He has authored over 100 research papers. Dr. Walborn was elected as a young affiliate of the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World (TWAS) from (2009-2013) and as an affiliate of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2014-2018). In 2015 he was awarded the Physics prize of the Brazilian Center for Physics Research (CBPF).