Dr Daniel Gottesman


Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

31 Caroline St
N. Waterloo
N2L 2Y5
PH: 1 (519) 569-7600
Email: [email protected]


Daniel Gottesman received his PhD in 1997 from Caltech, where he was a student of John Preskill. He then held postdoctoral positions at Los Alamos National Lab, Microsoft Research, and UC Berkeley (as a long-term CMI Prize Fellow for the Clay Mathematics Institute).


University of Waterloo (adjunct)

Research Interests

He currently works on quantum computation, particularly quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computation, quantum cryptography, and quantum complexity. I am 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.

Positions Held
  • 2002 - present Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Faculty Member
  • 2001 - 20002 Theory group, Computer Science Department, UC Berkeley Long-Term Clay Mathematics Institute Prize Fellow
  • 1999 - 2000 Theory group, Microsoft Research Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 1997 - 1999 T-6 and CIC-3 groups, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Promoted to CIFAR Fellow in Quantum Information Processing program
  • Named as CIFAR Scholar in Quantum Information Processing program
  • Named to 2003 TR100: Top Young Innovators by MIT Technology Review
  • Long-Term Clay Mathematics Institute Prize Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • Elected Junior Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard
  • Member of 1988 U.S. Physics Olympiad Team
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Participant in 1987 U.S. Math Olympiad Program
  • 17th Place in 1987 U.S. Mathematical Olympiad

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