We are delighted to introduce Lindsay LeBlanc as the Chair for Quantum Days 2024. She is an associate professor of physics at University of Alberta and the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair for Quantum Simulation with Ultracold Quantum Gases. Her work involves quantum simulation, quantum memory, and developing hybrid quantum systems.
Lindsay LeBlanc (she/her) is an experimental atomic physicist working with ultracold atoms and quantum technologies at the University of Alberta, situated in Treaty 6 territory. Lindsay earned her BSc in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta in 2003 and her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Toronto in 2011, after which she headed to Gaithersburg, MD, where she worked with the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group of the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). At the University of Alberta, Lindsay is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ultracold Quantum Gases, and runs the Ultracold Quantum Gases Laboratory, which focuses on both fundamental research and practical applications using atomic physics techniques. With her team, she is currently engaged in three research directions: quantum simulations with ultracold atoms; quantum memories in atomic systems; and hybrid quantum systems, with a focus on microwave interactions and technologies.