Daniel Gottesman

Professor, Perimeter Institute

Daniel Gottesman is a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. He earned his PhD at Caltech in 1997, and did postdocs at Los Alamos National Lab and Microsoft Research, after which he served in the UC Berkeley CS department as a Long-Term CMI Prize Fellow with the Clay Mathematics Institute. Gottesman currently works on quantum computation, particularly quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computation, quantum complexity and quantum cryptography. Gottesman is best known for developing the stabilizer code formalism for creating and describing a large class of quantum codes, and for work on performing quantum gates using quantum teleportation. He was named to the MIT Technology Review's TR100: Top Young Innovators for 2003, and is a CIFAR Senior Fellow in the Quantum Information Processing program and an APS Fellow.

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