Daniel Gottesman

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Daniel Gottesman is a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. He received his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1997, and did postdocs at Los Alamos National Lab and Microsoft Research, after which he served in the University of California, Berkeley, Computer Science department as a Long-Term CMI Prize Fellow with the Clay Mathematics Institute. He works on quantum computation, particularly quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computation, quantum complexity, and quantum cryptography. Dr. Gottesman was named to the MIT Technology Review’s TR100: Top Young Innovators for 2003, and is a CIFAR Fellow in the Quantum Information Processing program.

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Viewpoint: Keeping One Step Ahead of Errors

Statistical mechanical models are the key to understanding the performance of error correction in topological quantum computers. Read More »