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Barry Sanders

Scientific Director of Calgary’s “Quantum City”

Barry Sanders is Scientific Director of Calgary’s “Quantum City”, which is within the University of Calgary and tasked with building a strong quantum ecosystem in Alberta. Dr Sanders’s 1988 Doctor of Philosophy and 2018 Doctor of Science are awarded by Imperial College London, and his theoretical research comprises quantum sensing, quantum and quantum-resilient communication, quantum computing and quantum optics. He held numerous distinguished international visiting professorships and affiliations and is a Scientist with the Creative Destruction Lab at the Universities of Toronto and Calgary. Sanders serves as an Expert with the Canadian Council of Academies and on expert panels in Canada, USA and Europe. Dr Sanders is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics, of the American Physical Society, and of Optica, and he received the City of Calgary International Achievement Award in 2022.

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