Meet Seth Lloyd, Ph.D.

Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations

Seth Lloyd, Ph.D., is the Nam P.Suh Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Principal Investigator at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics; Director of the Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory (xQIT) at MIT.


Dr. Lloyd appeared on SftPublic's Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations on December 01, 2015 to discuss Quantum Computing, Quantum Biology. He described the progress of quantum computing and his pioneering role in the field, his concept of the universe as a quantum computer, and the increasing interest in quantum mechanisms in biological systems such as photosynthesis. He also talked about his book for general readers, Programming the Universe.

Dr. Lloyd has received a number of prestigious awards:

  • 1994 Lindbergh fellow
  • 1996 Finmeccanica professorship
  • 2001 Edgerton prize
  • 2007 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 2012 Quantum communication, measurement, and computation prize