Barbara Terhal, a theoretical physicist, has been working in various sub-areas of quantum information theory, ranging from quantum entanglement to quantum cryptography and quantum algorithms. Her current interests are in quantum complexity theory and quantum fault-tolerance.
APS Outstanding Referee, 2015
Distinguished Visiting Research Chair, Perimeter Institute, 2014
Outstanding Innovation Award, IBM Research, 2007
Fellow of American Physical Society, 2007
Terhal, B.M. "Quantum error correction for quantum memories." Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, no. 2 (April 2015): 307.
Terhal, B.M. et al. ”From Majorana Fermions to Topological Order.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012): 260504.
Bravyi, S., and B.M. Terhal. “A No-Go Theorem for a Two-Dimensional Self-Correcting Memory Based on Stabilizer Codes.” New J. Phys. 11 (2009).
Oliveira, R., and B.M. Terhal. "The Complexity of Quantum Spin Systems on a Two-dimensional Square Lattice." Quant. Inf. Comp. 8, no. 10 (2008): 0900–0924.
Terhal, B.M. "Bell inequalities and the separability criterion." Phys. Lett. A 271, no. 5–6 (July 2000): 319–26.