In the wake of the National Quantum Initiative, the Simons Institute’s Research Pod in Quantum Computing brings together researchers from computer science, physics, chemistry, and mathematics to study pressing issues in quantum algorithms, complexity theory, error correction, and near-term quantum devices. This research pod facilitates deep interactions between quantum computing and the rest of theoretical computer science and will help introduce and welcome the larger TCS community into quantum computing research issues. This initiative is led by Simons Institute Research Director for Quantum Computing Umesh Vazirani and is supported in part by the Department of Energy, via the newly established Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA), and by the National Science Foundation via the Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes (QLCI) award. 

Apply to join the Quantum Pod
Interested candidates should follow the instructions for the call for applications for postdoctoral researchers or visiting research scientists. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Supported by:


Visiting Scientists

Ron Shamir (Tel-Aviv University)

Quantum Postdoctoral Researchers

Nilin Abrahamsen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))
Di Fang (UC Berkeley)
Jin-Peng Liu (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley)
Qipeng Liu (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley)
Fermi Ma (UC Berkeley)
Makrand Sinha (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica)
Torin Stetina (University of Washington)

Past Participants

Anurag Anshu (UC Berkeley)
Quantum Postdoctoral Researcher
Yosi Atia (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley)
Quantum Postdoctoral Researcher
Adam Bouland (UC Berkeley)
Quantum Postdoctoral Researcher
Andrea Coladangelo (California Institute of Technology)
Quantum Postdoctoral Researcher
Kirsten Eisentrager (Pennsylvania State University)
Visiting Scientist
Sean Hallgren (Pennsylvania State University)
Visiting Scientist
John Wright (University of Texas at Austin)
Visiting Scientist
Quantum Colloquium
Visiting Research Scientists
Simons Quantum Postdoctoral Fellows