John Preskill

Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics; Allen V.C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Institute for Quantum Science and Technology Leadership Chair

Degrees and Appointments

A.B., Princeton University, 1975; A.M., Harvard University, 1976; Ph.D., 1980. Associate Professor, Caltech, 1983-90; Professor, 1990-2002; MacArthur Professor, 2002-09; Feynman Professor, 2010-; Davis Institute for Quantum Science and Technology Leadership Chair, 2017-.


Tel: 626-395-6691

206 Annenberg IST Center, MC 305-16, Pasadena, CA 91125


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Research Overview

Professor Preskill works on quantum computation and quantum information science. He is especially interested in methods for protecting quantum states from damage, and in applications of quantum information concepts to problems in physical science.

List of Research Areas

quantum algorithms, quantum cryptography, quantum error correction, quantum many-body physics, particle physics, gravitational physics

Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences