David Norman Jamieson

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David is a Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne. 

He completed his PhD in physics at the University of Melbourne in 1985 and then spent 4 years working at Caltech (USA) and the University of Oxford (UK) as a postdoctoral research fellow.  He served as President of the Australian Institute of Physics from 2005 to 2006 and is a Fellow of the AIP and the Institute of Physics UK.  From 2008 to 2013 he served as the Head of the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. 

His research expertise in the field of ion beam physics applied to test some of the key functions of a revolutionary quantum computer constructed in silicon in the Australian Research Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology where he is a chief investigator and program manager. 

He has published over 280 papers on his research work with Australian and international collaborators.  He also developed the 2012 Decadal Plan for Physics in Australia which was submitted to the Academy of Science in December 2012.  In 2013 he received an outstanding service to physics award from the AIP.   He has a long track record of presenting public lectures on fundamental issues in physics.