Almut Beige is Head of the Theoretical Physics Group and a Reader in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds. Moreover, she currently chairs the next International Conference on Quantum Information Processing and Communication (QIPC 2015) [http://www.qipc2015.leeds.ac.uk] 13-18 September 2015 in Leeds. Up to now, Almut published more than 70 scientific papers, has an h-factor of 23 and more than 2000 citations listed on ISI Web of Science. In recent years, she developed several strategies to manipulate open quantum systems [1,2,3,4] using measurements and dissipation for applications in quantum computing and networking. She also wrote articles revisiting field quantisation schemes and the scattering of light through two-sided optical cavities . Most relevant for this project is her work on interconnecting atomic qubits in distant cavities [2,6].
 A. Beige, D. Braun, B. Tregenna and P. L. Knight, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1762 (2000).
 Y. L. Lim, A. Beige and L. C. Kwek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 030505 (2005).
 J. Metz, M. Trupke and A. Beige, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 040503 (2006).
 G. Vacanti and A. Beige, New J. Phys. 11, 083008 (2009).
 T. M. Barlow, R. Bennett and A. Beige, J. Mod. Opt. 62, S11 (2015).
 E. S. Kyoseva, A. Beige and L. C. Kwek, New J. Phys. 14, 023023 (2012).