Daniel Loss is a Swiss scientist, pioneer in the field of spintronics and spin-based quantum computing. Daniel Loss received Diploma (General Relativity) and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (Statistical Mechanics) at the University of Zürich in 1983 and 1985, resp., where he stayed for four more years. From 1989 to 1991 he worked in Urbana (USA), with Nobel Laureate Prof. A. J. Leggett, and from 1991 to 1993 at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights (USA). In 1993 he moved to Vancouver (Canada) to become Assistant and then Associate Professor at SFU. In 1996 he returned to Switzerland to become full Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Basel. 2005 director of the Basel Center for Quantum Computing and Quantum Coherence (QC2), 2020 co-director of the national center ‘NCCR SPIN’ on spin-based quantum computing in semiconductors, leading house Univ. of Basel together with IBM Zurich, ETH Zurich, and EPF Lausanne; 2012 team leader at RIKEN (CEMS). 2014 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2013 Member of the European Academy of Sciences, and 2000 Fellow of the American Physical Society.