Dr Joseph Emerson


Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

RAC 2107, 200 University Ave. W.
N2L 3G1
PH: 1 (519) 888-4567
Email: [email protected]


Joseph obtained his B.Sc. in physics at McGill University in 1993, followed by a Master's (1995) degree in experimental nuclear physics from Simon Fraser University. The focus of his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics, also from SFU, was quantum-classical correspondence for chaotic dynamical systems. After his Ph.D. Joseph took up a two year post-doctoral position at MIT, where he studied the interface of randomness, decoherence, and quantum chaos, and developed techniques for understanding and overcoming the challenges confronting the practical implementation of quantum information algorithms. Joseph is currently a faculty member of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, studying quantum computing and the foundations of quantum theory. He still does not understand why quantum mechanics is so weird.

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