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Pryor earns Harvord doctorate

December 03, 2007

On June 7, Brent Pryor received his doctorate in applied physics from Harvard University.

In his doctoral thesis, Pryor developed new methods for controlling an ensemble of finite dimensional systems which evolve on a Lie Group. These new methods have wide-ranging applications in the fields of quantum computation, quantum information and magnetic resonance.

While in graduate school, Pryor collaborated with researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. He has published his work in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented his work at conferences. Pryor won several awards as a graduate student, including the Winokur Fellowship, awarded to the most outstanding first-year graduate student in the department, and the best paper award at the 2006 IEEE CDD Quantum Control session in San Diego, Calif. Dr. Pryor is currently with the MITRE Corporation in Bedford, Mass.

Dr. Pryor is the son of Jack and Diana Pryor of Berkeley Spring, W.Va. He is the grandson of Albert and LaVerne Foor of Everett, Pa. and the late Morris and Edna Pryor of Hagerstown.

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