John P. Preskill
Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology
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 Leadership Chair, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, 2017-.
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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
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