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Daniel Gottesman

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Appointment

  • Senior Fellow
  • Quantum Information Science

Institution

  • Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Country

  • Canada

Education

PhD (Physics), California Institute of Technology
BA (Physics), Harvard University

About

Daniel Gottesman is a quantum physicist currently working on quantum computation, which uses the highly counterintuitive properties of quantum mechanics to prevent interception or tampering with communications.

Specifically, he works on quantum error correction, which seeks to enable fault-tolerant quantum computation. For this purpose, he has developed an important set of mathematical tools used to describe and interpret a large class of quantum codes. Gottesman is best known for developing the stabilizer code formalism, and for his work on quantum gates using quantum teleportation.

Awards

Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2013

Top Young Innovators for 2003, MIT Technology Review

Relevant Publications

Veitch, V. et al. "The Resource Theory of Stabilizer Computation." New J. Phys. 16 (2014): 013009.

Gottesman, D. et al. "Longer-Baseline Telescopes Using Quantum Repeaters." Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012): 070503.