U of T wins third prestigious Canada 150 Chair

A leading researcher in theoretical and computational chemistry is joining the University of Toronto as one of the Canada 150 Research Chairs announced today by the federal government.

Alán Aspuru-Guzik, a tenured professor at Harvard University, will arrive at U of T this summer. An expert in machine learning, quantum computing and chemistry, he is jointly appointed to the departments of chemistry and computer science as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical & Quantum Chemistry.

“It’s an exciting time to come to this country,” Aspuru-Guzik said. “Canada has a very long history of supporting quantum information science and quantum computing, and Toronto is the centre of the kind of science I want to be a part of.

“Combined with the recent government support for artificial intelligence and increased federal support for basic research, Canada is a very attractive destination for scientists.”

Read the full announcement at U of T News

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