Daniel Gottesman

Ph.D., Caltech (Physics)

Daniel Gottesman is the Brin Family Endowed Professor in Theoretical Computer Science. He also has an appointment in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) as a QuICS Fellow.

He comes to UMD from the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada.

Gottesman’s research focuses on quantum computation and quantum information. He works in the sub-fields of quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computation, quantum cryptography and quantum complexity. He 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.

Gottesman is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and was named to the MIT Technology Review's TR100: Top Young Innovators for 2003.

He received his doctoral degree in physics from Caltech in 1997.

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