Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of June 14, 2010

Dr. Dietrich Leibfried

Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Dr. Dietrich Leibfried was a recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award for public service in the field of basic science. Dr. Leibfried is one of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s leading experts on quantum computing.  This exciting field could lead to supercomputers faster and more powerful than the best ones we have today.  Dietrich is responsible for many innovations in quantum computing, including the successful demonstration of a simple, fully programmable quantum computer, the first step in a long-term effort to build supercomputers that can handle nationally important applications, such as weather prediction, secure data encryption, and developing new drugs. 

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Dr. Dietrich Leibfried HERE

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