Brief Biography

Dr. Nori received a PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois, and then did postdoctoral research work at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, now KITP, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Afterwards, he became Assistant, Associate, full Professor and Research Scientist at the Physics Department of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He is a RIKEN Chief Scientist, leading the “Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory” in the “Cluster for Pioneering Research” at RIKEN (the Japanese National Laboratory).

His research group has done pioneering interdisciplinary studies at the interface between nanoscience, quantum information, superconducting quantum circuitry for quantum computing, photonics, quantum optics, atomic physics, nano-mechanics, mesoscopics, computational physics, and condensed matter physics.

During the past decade, his research group has produced ~ 39 papers ranked in the top 1% most cited publications among all papers in all areas of Physics. He has more than 100 publications in Physical Review Letters, over 46 in Science and Nature journals, and also numerous in other top journals. According to the Web of Science: > 32K citations and h-index 85 (Google Scholar: > 43K citations and h-index 98).

He has been a "Highly Cited Researcher” during both 2017 and 2018 (ranked in the top 1% in Physics in the Web of Science).

He is an Elected Fellow of the: American Physics Society (APS), Institute of Physics (IoP), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Optical Society of America (OSA) [this last one “for fundamental contributions to quantum information science and optics, including circuit quantum electrodynamics, and the interface between quantum optics and quantum circuits”]. He received the 2014 Prize for Research in Physics, from the Matsuo Foundation, Japan; and the 2013 Prize for Science, by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. Also, an "Excellence in Research Award" and an "Excellence in Education Award" from the University of Michigan. He is an Elected Member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the Swedish Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

CV of F. Nori [PDF] --- Updated January 2019