Steve Girvin came to Yale in 2001 and assumed his post as deputy provost for science & technology on September 1, 2007. His portfolio includes the central campus science departments, the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science, as well as various institutes and new initiatives including planning for the West Campus. Additionally, he collaborates on science strategy with the School of Medicine. His academic research is in theoretical quantum physics. He works closely with the experimental team at Yale which is attempting to build a radically new type of computer that will operate on quantum principles. He holds a B.S. degree from Bates College, an M.S. degree from the University of Maine, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.