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2016 ieee honorary membershiPs

IEEE Honorary Membership

IEEE Honorary Membership

Sponsored by IEEE

Sponsored by IEEE

serge Haroche

rodolfo Zich

For the development of cavity quantum
electrodynamics, leading to fundamental
quantum physics studies and to a wide
range of applications

For leadership in the global integration
of electrical and electronics engineering
education and research

A Nobel-Prize-winning physicist who pioneered the discipline
of cavity quantum electrodynamics (CQED), Serge Haroche has
pushed the frontiers of CQED toward new achievements leading
to practical applications in quantum optics and laser physics.With
CQED, which involves studying the interaction of atoms with the
quantum radiation field confined in highly reflective cavities, Haroche led a revolution in quantum electronics that brought quantum engineering into reality and has given substance to quantum thinking beyond what had been possible before. Building
on Purcell's proposal from the 1940s that the atomic spontaneous emission rate could be enhanced at will by a resonant cavity,
Haroche opened the modern era of experimental CQED during the 1980s. He explored the strong coupling regime in which
the atom field interaction overwhelms the dissipative process. He
demonstrated spectacular effects of quantum mechanics, such as
the modification of atomic spontaneous emission by properly
engineering the vacuum field boundary conditions and the observation of atomic superradiance in a cavity. Haroche made photon-by-photon observations possible, giving scientists the ability
to watch a quantum measurement unfold in real time. During
the 1990s, Haroche was the first to investigate the decoherence
of a mesoscopic quantum superposition, which is essential in the
quantum measurement process and also provides an explanation
of the lack of quantum superposition at the macroscopic scale.
Haroche's most recent work has focused on improving the quality
of superconducting microwave cavities to enable real-time observation of quantum jumps of light through a quantum nondemolition photon counting process, which has opened new lines of
research and helped realize quantum feedback loops.
A recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics and member of
the European Physical Society, Haroche is a professor and chair of
quantum physics with the Coll├Ęge de France, Paris, France.

A leading scientist in the area of electromagnetic wave scattering
and antennas, Rodolfo Zich has continuously worked to expand
international collaborations in electronics and telecommunications by establishing university exchange programs and international conferences that have promoted research and higher
education in information and communications technology engineering around the world. While president of the Politecnico di
Torino, the leading technical university of Italy, he worked tirelessly to greatly strengthen the cooperation with industry, increase
the competition in European research space, develop joint teaching and research programs with several European institutions,
and to create a worldwide network of cooperative efforts with
over 50 universities from all continents. Zich was instrumental
in transforming the Politecnico into an international venue of
excellence for engineering research and education, increasing the
foreign student population to 20% and attracting some of the
best electronics researchers in the world. He developed graduatelevel student-exchange programs with several European and U.S.
universities that have been in effect for over 20 years. In 1992
he created and directed a network to provide remote education
at the master's level, the first in Italy and one of the most advanced in Europe. To further promote international collaborations in diverse areas of electronics and communications, Zich
established (in 1989) and has expanded the International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA).
The ICEAA has become a prestigious venue for international scientists and engineers held each year in different locations around
the world. Zich also founded and has been chairing both the
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella in Torino and the Torino Wireless Foundation, which are devoted to research and dissemination
of advanced wireless technologies.
Zich is president of the Torino Wireless Foundation and president of the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella,Torino, Italy.

Scope: For those who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in IEEE's designated fields of interest and who are not
members of IEEE.

Scope: For those who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in IEEE's designated fields of interest and who are not
members of IEEE.

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