Hugues de Riedmatten is ICREA professor and head of the Quantum Photonics group at the
Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain. His group´s research focuses on
experimental quantum information science and quantum optics, including quantum memories for
light, quantum light sources, quantum networks nodes and quantum frequency conversion. Hugues
obtained his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Between 2004 and 2006, he
was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology. He then came back to Geneva to
work as a senior scientist until 2010, when he joined ICFO to start a new research group. He
contributed to key steps in quantum repeater technology, including the first demonstrations of long
distance quantum teleportation, of quantum repeater links using cold atoms, of solid-state quantum
memories and of quantum communication between disparate quantum nodes. He has published
more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was the recipient of a European Research
Council Starting Grant and currently holds a frontier research grant from the US based Moore
foundation and is part of two European Quantum Flagship Projects (QIA and Square).  He was the
recipient of the Barcelona City Prize 2017 for his work on hybrid quantum networks.