Kalle-Antti Suominen

University of Turku, Finland

Kalle-Antti Suominen received his M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1992) in theoretical physics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. After research positions at the University of Oxford (1993–1995) and at the University of Helsinki (1995–1997), he became a Project Leader at the Helsinki Institute of Physics (1997–2003). In 2000, he was appointed as a Full Professor in physics at the Department of Applied Physics, University of Turku, Finland, and since 2004, he has been the Head of this department (currently named Department of Physics and Astronomy). Between 1998–2000, he was a NorFA Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen. He is a Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK. He is the current President of the Finnish Physical Society (2007–2009) after being the Vice-President between 2005–2007. He has served as a Board Member and the Treasurer of the Finnish Optical Society between 2000 and 2005. With Stig Stenholm, he has coauthored the textbook Quantum Approach to Informatics (J. Wiley & Sons, 2005). He has received the Magnus Ehrnrooth Prize in 2001 and the Väisälä Prize in 2005.

Biography Updated on 21 August 2008

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