John Smolin

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John Smolin received an S.B. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989 and Ph.D. in physics from UCLA in 1996. He is responsible for several fundamental concepts in quantum information and error correction and, together with Charles H. Bennett, built the first quantum cryptography device in 1989 at IBM, where he is also a Research Staff Member. He is an APS Fellow.


Putting “Quantumness” to the Test

A machine consisting of nearly 100 quantum circuit elements can compute the solution to a classic problem in mathematics, but is it a quantum computer? Read More »