Portrait Photograph of Mark Saffman

Mark Saffman

Professor of Physics

College of Letters & Science l Department of Physics

Hometown: Cambridge, England

Mark Saffman has been on the faculty at UWM since 1999. Mark’s research involves the use of atomic and optical physics for quantum computing and quantum science. Mark is also active in commercializing quantum computing technology using cold atoms.


  • Quantum mechanics describes the world at the smallest scales and provides a new approach to computation that promises to solve important problems which are beyond the reach of today’s supercomputers. mark will describe what makes quantum computers tick, and how we are building them atom by atom.