Dr. Fisher is professor of Physics at UCSB's Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. He devises models of quantum behavior which predict the movement of particles like electrons. Certain materials are capable of multiple quantum states. For his work elucidating the superconductor-insulator quantum phase transition, Dr. Fisher was awarded the 2015 Buckley Prize. He has now devised a theory of quantum behavior in the brain. Training & awards: Dr. Fisher studied engineering physics at Cornell and earned a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A former member of IBM Watson Research Center and Microsoft's Station Q, he is now a professor of Physics at UCSB's KITP. He won the NSF's Waterman Award, and the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research. He was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. In 2015, he received the Buckley Award, the most prestigious award for condensed matter physics. UCSB has 5 former Buckley Award winners, 2 of whom went on to win the Nobel Prize.
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