MSc, Birkhoff-von Neumann prize 2012
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|Job title:||Research Fellow|
|Division:||Department of Computer Science|
|Organisation:||University of Edinburgh|
|Tags:||Fellowship: Early Career Fellowship, Researcher, University of Edinburgh|
|Related theme:||ICT Mathematical sciences Quantum technologies|
After my PhD at the University of Nijmegen in 2009, I took up a Rubicon Fellowship at the University of Oxford and Caltech. My work was awarded the 2012 Birkhoff-von Neumann prize. In 2013 I was awarded the EPSRC Early Career Research Fellowship, and in 2015 I joined the University of Edinburgh.
Quantum computer science lies at the interface of mathematics, computer science, and physics. Understanding quantum computing in enough detail to allow its large-scale deployment will clearly transform our society, but there are several obstructions. The most fundamental ones run straight to the heart of the counterintuitiveness of quantum mechanics: one can only extract data from a quantum system from one classical viewpoint at a time. Learning more requires combining measurements from multiple classical viewpoints. Addressing this issue will advance our theoretical understanding of nature and at the same time has practical benefits to quantum technology.