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Raymond obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge, in 1988. He began his career working with Stephen Hawking on questions in quantum gravity and cosmology, but his interests have moved to quantum information science and technology. His research encompass both theory and experiments.

Information processing is pervasive, it has changed the way we do science, the way we entertain ourselves, the structure of the economy, and ultimately who we are. This information revolution has happened because of the incredible progress made to manipulate larger and larger amounts of information by shrinking the size of transistors. As we move toward that scale, we need a better approximation to the laws of physics than the one provided by classical mechanics, we need quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is presently a hindrance to push the limits of the size of transistors as we try to keep computing classically. In the last 20 years, physicists and computer scientists have discovered that we could instead take advantage of quantum mechanics. The goal of my work is to harness quantum mechanical effects and use them for information processing. It turns out that this leads to new mind-boggling devices that seem much more powerful that their classical counterpart. A large fraction of my energy is focused on finding and developing methods to control, manipulate and make quantum information robust against noise and imperfection that are present in realistic devices. I also attempt to understand why these devices are so powerful and try to find new applications for them.

- CSO, Universal Quantum Devices, 2011-present
- June 2006-2012, Scientific Director, QuantumWorks
- August 2004 Visitor, Newton Institute (Cambridge, UK), Program on Quantum Information
- October 2003-present Director, Quantum Information Program at CIFAR,
- April 2002-present Director, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
- September 2001-present Associate Researcher and Founding Member at Perimeter Institute
- September 2001-present Professor, Department of Physics, University of Waterloo
- July 2000 Visiting Scientist, Francis Bitter Lab., MIT
- August 1999 Visitor at the Newton Institute for the Quantum Computing program
- 1997-2001 Technical staff member, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Summer 1996 Visitor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (University of California at Santa-Barbara) for the Quantum Computation Program
- May-June 1994 Visitor at the Newton Institute for the Quantum Gravity program
- 1994-1997 Oppenheimer Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- 1992-1994 Post-Doctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory
- 1990-1992 Research Fellow at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK
- Fall 1988 Visitor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (University of California at Santa-Barbara) for the Cosmology and Microphysics Program
- May 1988 Visitor at the Instituto de Optica, Daza de Valdes, CSIC, Madrid, Spain, for the British-Spanish Joint Research Program
- 1988-1990 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia

- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2013
- Doctorat honorifique, Universite de Sherbrooke, 2012
- Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012
- Fellow of the American Physics Society, 2011
- Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information, renewal, 2009-present.
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2008.
- Diplomes Influents de l'Universite Laval.
- Premier's Discovery award in Natural Science and Engineering (including a $500 000 grant).
- NSERC's inaugural Top 50 Discoveries list for 2006.
- Ivey Foundation Fellow at CIFAR, 2005-present.
- Médaille Grande Escolle de l'Association des Diplomés de l'Université Laval, 2005.
- Premier Research Award, Government of Ontario, 2002-2007
- Canada Research Chair in Quantum Information, 2002-2008.
- Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Fellow in the Quantum Information Program, 2001-present.
- Top ten breakthrough of the year in the journal Science, 1998.
- Achievement Award, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1998.
- Oppenheimer Fellowship held at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1994-1997.
- Canadian Institute of Theoretical Physics (CITA) National Fellow, 1988.
- Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship held at the University of British Columbia, 1988-1990.
- Girton College Research Studentship, 1987-1988.
- J.T.Knight Prize (University of Cambridge), 1986.
- Girton College Graduate Scholarship, 1984-1985.
- Phyllis Tillyard Prize (Girton College), 1984.

- G. Feng, G. Long, and R. Laflamme. Experimental simulation of anyonic fractional statistics with an nmr quantum-information processor. Physical Review A, 88(022305), 2013 and arXiv: 1210.4760.
- T. Jochym-O"Connor, D. W. Kribs, R. Laflamme, , and S. Plosker. Private quantum subsystems. Physical Review Letters, 111:030502, 2013 and arXiv: 1208.2246.
- T. Jochym-O"Connor, Y. Yu, B. Helou, and R. Laflamme. The robusteness of magic state distillation against errors in clifford gates. Quantum Information & Computation, 13(5-6):361-378, May 2013 and arXiv: 1205.6715.
- J.-P. Bourgoin, E. Meyer-Scott, B. L. Higgins, B. Helou, C. Erven, H. Huebel, B. Kumar, D. Hudson, I. D"Souza, R. Girard, R. Laflamme, and T. Jennewein. A comprehensive design and performance analysis of low Earth orbit satellite quantum communication. New Journal of Physics, 15(2):023006, Feb 5 2013 and arXiv: 1211.2733.
- J. Zhang, R. Laflamme, and D. Suter. Experimental implementation of encoded logical qubit opera- tions in a experimental implementation of encoded logical qubit operations in a perfect quantum error correcting code. Physical Review Letters, 109:100503, 2012 and arXiv: 1208.4797.
- Piotr Kolenderski, Urbasi Sinha, Li Youning, Tong Zhao, Matthew Volpini, Adan Cabello, Raymond Laflamme, and Thomas Jennewein. Playing the aharon-vaidman quantum game with a young type photonic qutrit. Rev. A 86, 012321 (2012) and arXiv: 1107.5828.
- David Rideout, Thomas Jennewein, Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Tommaso F. Demarie, Brendon L. Higgins, Achim Kempf, Adrian Kent, Raymond Laflamme, Xian Ma, Robert B. Mann, Eduardo Martin-Martinez, Nicolas C. Menicucci, John Moffat, Christoph Simon, Rafael Sorkin, Lee Smolin, Daniel R. Terno, Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities, Class. Quantum Grav. 29 224011 (2012), arXiv: 1206.4949
- G. Passante, O. Moussa, and R. Laflamme. Measuring geometric quantum discord using one bit of quantum information. Physical Review A, 85:032325, 2012 and arXiv: 1202.4475.
- Jingfu Zhang, Man-Hong Yung, Raymond Laflamme, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, and Jonathan Baugh. Digital quantum simulation of the statistical mechanics of a frustrated magnet. Nature Communications 3, 880 (2012) and arXiv: 1108.3270
- Jingfu Zhang, Markus Grassl, Bei Zeng, and Raymond Laflamme. Experimental implementation of a codeword stabilized quantum code. Physical Review A, 85:062312, 2012 and arXiv: 1111.5445.
- Osama Moussa, Jonathan Baugh, Colm A. Ryan, and Raymond Laflamme. Demonstration of sufficient control for two rounds of quantum error correction in a solid state ensemble quantum information processor. Physical Review Letters, 107:160501, 2011 and arXiv: 1108.4842.
- Jingfu Zhang, Dorian Gangloff, Osama Moussa, and Raymond Laflamme. Experimental quantum error correction with high fidelity. Physical Review A, 84(3), SEP 15 2011, arXiv: 1109.4821.
- Y.J. Zhang, C.A. Ryan, R. Laflamme, and J. Baugh. Coherent control of two nuclear spins using the anisotropic hyperfine interaction.Physical Review Letters, 107(17):5 pp, 2011 and arXiv: 1108.4842.
- J. Zhang, T.-Z. Wei, and R. Laflamme. Experimental quantum simulation of entanglement in many-body systems. Physical Review Letters, 107(010501), 2011, arXiv: 1104.0275.
- J. Baugh, J. Zhang, M. Yung, J. Whitfield, A. Aspuru-Guzik, and R. Laflamme. Simulation of statistical mechanics on an nmr quantum information processor. Abstracts of papers of the American Chemical Society, 241(MAR 27), 2011.
- A. Souza, J. Zhang, C. Ryan, and R. Laflamme. Experimental magic state distillation. Nature Communications, 2:169, 2011 and arXiv: 1103.2178v1.
- F. M. Cucchietti, J.-F. Zhang, F. C. Lombardo, P. Villar, and R. Laflamme. Geometric phase with nonunitary evolution in presence of a quantum critical bath. Physical Review Letters, 105:240406, 2010 and arXiv: 1006.1468.
- Urbasi Sinha, Christophe Couteau, Fay Dowker, Thomas Jennewein, Greogor Weihs, and Raymond Laflamme. A triple slit test for quantum mechanics. Physics in Canada, August, 2010.
- CM Chandrashekar, R. Srikanth, and R Laflamme. Optimizing the discrete time quantum walk using a SU(2) coin (vol 77, 032326, 2008). Physical Review A, 82(019902), 2010.
- Urbasi Sinha, Christophe Couteau, Thomas Jennewein, Raymond Laflamme, and Gregor Weihs. Ruling out multi-order interference in quantum mechanics. Science, 329(418-421), 2010 and arXiv: 1007.4193.
- O Moussa, CA Ryan, DG Cory, and R Laflamme. Testing contextuality on quantum ensembles with one clean qubit. Physical Review Letters, 104(160501), 2010 and arXiv: 0912.0485.
- T. D. Ladd, F. Jelezko, R. Laflamme, Y. Nakamura, C. Monroe, and J. L. OÃ¢??Brien. Quantum computers. Nature, 464(7285):45Ã¢??53, 2010.
- Gina Passante, Osama Moussa, Colm A. Ryan, and R. Laflamme. Experimental approximation of the jones polynomial with dqc1 experimental approximation of the jones polynomial with dqc1 experimental approximation of the jones polynomial with dqc1. Physical Review Letters, 103(250501), 2009 and arXiv: 0909.1550.
- Chris Erven, Xiongfeng Ma, Raymond Laflamme, and Gregor Weihs. Entangled quantum key distribution with a biased basis choice. New Journal of Physics, (11):045025, 2009 and arXiv: 0901.0960.
- J. Zhang, F.M. Cucchietti, C. Chandrashekar, M. Laforest, C.A. Ryan, M. Ditty, A. Hubbard, J.K. Gamble, and R. Laflamme. Direct observation of quantum criticality in ising spin chains. arXiv: 0808.1536 and Physical Review A, 79:012305, 2009.
- U. Sinha, C. Couteau, Z. Medendorp, I. Sollner, R. Laflamme, R. Sorkin, and G. Weihs. Testing born's rule in quantum mechanics with a triple slit experiment. Foundations of Probability and Physics-5, L. Accardi, G. Adenier, C. Fuchs, G. Jaeger, A. Yu. Khrennikov, J.-?A. Larsson, S. Stenholm (Eds.), American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, New-York, 1101:200-207, 2009.
- Jingfu Zhang, Michael Ditty, Daniel Burgarth, Colm A. Ryan, C.M. Chandrashekar, Martin Laforest, Osama Moussa, Jonathan Baugh, and Raymond Laflamme. Quantum data bus in dipolar coupled nuclear spin qubits. Physical Review A, 80(012316), 2009 and arXiv: 0902.3719.
- A Pasieka, D.W. Kribs, R. Laflamme, and R. Pereira. On the geometric interpretation of single qubit quantum operations on the bloch sphere. Acta Applicandae Mathematicae, www.springerlink.com/content/1097u1t485053w54/, 2009.
- M. Razavi, I. Sollner, E. Bocquillon, C. Couteau, R. Laflamme, , and G. Weihs. Characterizing heralded single-photon sources with imperfect measurement devices. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 42:114013, 2009 and arXiv: 0812.2445.
- A Pasieka, D.W. Kribs, R. Laflamme, and R. Pereira. On the geometric interpretation of single qubit quantum operations on the bloch sphere. Acta Applicandae Mathematicae, to appear 2009.
- C.A. Ryan, M. M. Laforest, and R. Laflamme. Randomized benchmarking of single and multi-qubit control in liquid-state nmr quantum information processing. New Journal of Physics, 11(013034), 2009 and arXiv: 0808.3973.
- Chris Erven, Xiongfeng Ma, Raymond Laflamme, and Gregor Weihs. Entangled quantum key distribution with a biased basis choice. New Journal of Physics, (11):045025, 2009.
- C.A. Ryan, M. M. Laforest, and R. Laflamme. Randomized benchmarking of single and multi-qubit control in liquid-state nmr quantum information processing. New Journal of Physics, 11(013034), 2009 and arXiv: 0808.3973.
- M. M. Razavi, I. Sollner, C. Bocquillon, E.and Couteau, R. Laflamme, and G. Weihs. Characterizing heralded single-photon sources with imperfect measurement devices. arXiv: 0812.2445, 2008.
- CM Chandrashekar, R. Srikanth, and R. Laflamme. Optimizing the discrete time quantum walk using a su(2) coin. Physical Review A, 77:032326, 2008, arXiv: 0711.1882.
- C.A Ryan, O. Moussa, J. Baugh, and R. Laflamme. Spin based heat engine: Demonstration of multiple rounds of algorithmic cooling. Phys. Rev. Lett., 100:140501, 2008.
- C.A Ryan, C. Negrevergne, M. Laforest, E. Knill, and R. Laflamme. Liquid-state nuclear magnetic resonance as a testbed for developing quantum control methods. Phys. Rev. A, 78:012328, 2008.
- R. Ursin, T. Jennewein, J. Kofler, J.M. Perdigues, L. Cacciapuoti, C.J. de Matos, M. Aspelmeyer, A. Valencia, T. Scheidl, A. Fedrizzi, A. Acin, C. Barbieri, G. Bianco, C. Brukner, J. Capmany, S. Cova, D. Giggenbach, W. Leeb, R.H. Hadfield, R. Laflamme, N. Lutkenhaus, G. Milburn, M. Peev, T. Ralph, J. Rarity, R. Renner, E. Samain, N. Solomos, W. Tittel, J.P. Torres, M. Toyoshima, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, V. Pruneri, P. Villoresi, I. Walmsley, G. Weihs, H. Weinfurter, M. Zukowski, and A. Zeilinger. Space-quest: Experiments with quantum entanglement in space. Proceedings, International Astronautical Congress (IAC), A2.1.3, 2008.
- E. Bocquillon, C. Couteau, M. Razavi, R. Laflamme, and G. Weihs. Coherence measures for heralded single-photon sources. Phys. Rev. A, 79(035801), 2008 and arXiv: 0807.1725.
- C. Erven, C. C. Couteau, R. Laflamme, and G. Weihs. Entangled quantum key distribution over two free-space optical links. Optics Express, 16(21):16840-16853, 2008 and arXiv: 0807.2289.
- C. Erven, C. Couteau, R. Laflamme, and G. Weihs. Entanglement based free-space quantum key distribution. Proc. SPIE, 16:7099, 2008.
- C.A. Ryan, O. Moussa, J. Baugh, and R. Laflamme. A spin based heat engine: multiple rounds of algorithmic cooling. preprint arXiv, page arXiv: 0706.2853v1, Jun 2007.
- CM Chandrashekar and R Laflamme. Quantum walk and quantum phase transition in optical lattice. Physical Review A, 78(2):022314, 2007, arXiv: 0709.1986.
- J. Baugh, J. Chamilliard, C. M. Chandrashekar, M. Ditty amd A. Hubbard, R. Laflamme, M. Laforest, D. Maslov, O. Moussa, C. Negrevergne, M. Silva, S. Simmon, C. A. Ryan, D. G. Cory, J. S. Hodges, and C. Ramanathan. Quantum information processing using nuclear and electron magnetic resonance: review and prospects. Physics in Canada, 63, Oct-Dec, Special Issue on Quantum Computing and Quantum Information(4):197-206, 2007.
- R Laflamme. Perspective on quantum information processing in canada. Physics in Canada, 63:171-172, 2007.
- Martin Laforest, Damien Simon, Jean-Christian Boileau, Jonathan Baugh, Michael J. Ditty, and Raymond Laflamme. Using error correction to determine the noise model. Physical Review A, 75, 2007.
- Joseph Emerson, Marcus Silva, Osama Moussa, Colm Ryan, Martin Laforest, Jonathan Baugh, David G. Cory, and Raymond Laflamme. Symmetrized characterization of noisy quantum processes. Science, 317:1893-1896, 2007 and arXiv: 0707.0685v1.
- P. Hawrylak and R. Laflamme. Quantum information and quantum computing. Physics in Canada, 63:169-170, 2007.
- M.K. Henry, C. Ramanathan, J. S. Hodges, C. A. Ryan, M. J. Ditty, R. Laflamme, and D. G. Cory. Fidelity enhancement by logical qubit encoding. Physical Review Letters, 99:220501, 2007, also in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, December 10, Volume 16, Issue 24, 2007 Volume 16, Issue 24.
- C Negrevergne, TS Mahesh, CA Ryan, M Ditty, F Cyr-Racine, W Power, N Boulant, T Havel, DG Cory, and R Laflamme. Benchmarking quantum control methods on a 12-qubit system. Physical Review Letters, 96:170501, 2006 and also Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology - May 15, 2006 Volume 13, Issue 19.
- J Baugh, O Moussa, CA Ryan, R Laflamme, C Ramanathan, TF Havel, and DG Cory. Solid-state nmr three-qubit homonuclear system for quantum-information processing: Control and characterization. Physical Review A, 73:022305, 2006 and and Virtual Journal of Quantum Information - February 2006 Volume 6, Issue 2.
- David W. Kribs, Raymond Laflamme, David Poulin, and Maia Lesosky. Operator quantum error correction. Quantum Information & Computation, 6:382-398, 2006.
- TY Chen, J Zhang, JC Boileau, XM Jin, B Yang, Q Zhang, T Yang, R Laflamme, and JW Pan. Experimental quantum communication without a shared reference frame. Physical Review Letters, 96,2006.
- M Laforest, J Baugh, and R Laflamme. Time-reversal formalism applied to maximal bipartite entanglement: Theoretical and experimental exploration. Physical Review A, 73, 2006.
- Jonathan Baugh, Osama Moussa, Colm A. Ryan, Ashwin Nayak, Raymond Laflamme, Experimental implementation of heat-bath algorithmic cooling using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, Nature 438, 470-473 (2005), arxiv:quant-ph/512024
- C.A. Ryan, M. Laforest, J.C. Boileau, R. Laflamme, Experimental Implementation of Discrete Time Quantum Random Walk on an NMR Quantum Information Processor, Physical Review A 72, 062317 (2005), arxiv:quant-ph/507267
- C.A. Ryan, J. Emerson, D. Poulin, C. Negrevergne, R. Laflamme, Characterization of complex quantum dynamics with a scalable NMR information processor, Physical Review Letters, 95, 250502 (2005), arxiv:quant-ph/506085
- M. D. Bowdrey, J. A. Jones, E. Knill, R. Laflamme, Compiling gate networks on an Ising quantum computer, Phys. Rev. A 72, 032315 (2005), arxiv:quant-ph/506006
- David W. Kribs, Raymond Laflamme, David Poulin, Maia Lesosky, Operator quantum error correction, Quant. Inf. & Comp., 6 (2006), 383-399., arxiv:quant-ph/504189
- David Kribs, Raymond Laflamme, David Poulin, A Unified and Generalized Approach to Quantum Error Correction, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 180501 (2005), arxiv:quant-ph/412076
- J.-C. Boileau, K. Tamaki, J. Batuwantudawe, R. Laflamme, J.M. Renes, Unconditional Security of Three State Quantum Key Distribution Protocols, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94 040503 (2005), arxiv:quant-ph/408085
- J.-C. Boileau, R. Laflamme, M. Laforest, C. R. Myers, Robust Quantum Communication Using A Polarization-Entangled Photon Pair, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 220501 (2004), arxiv:quant-ph/406118
- J.A. Holbrook, D.W. Kribs, R. Laflamme, Noiseless subsystems and the structure of the commutant in quantum error correction, Quant. Inf. Proc., 2 (2004), 381-419., arxiv:quant-ph/402056
- Dominic W. Berry, Stefan Scheel, Casey R. Myers, Barry C. Sanders, Peter L. Knight, Raymond Laflamme, Post-processing with linear optics for improving the quality of single-photon sources, New J. Phys. 6, 93 (2004), arxiv:quant-ph/402018
- David Poulin, Robin Blume-Kohout, Raymond Laflamme, Harold Ollivier, Exponential speed-up with a single bit of quantum information: Testing the quantum butterfly effect, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 177906 (2004), arxiv:quant-ph/310038
- J.-C. Boileau, D. Gottesman, R. Laflamme, D. Poulin, R.W. Spekkens, Robust polarization-based quantum key distribution over collective-noise channel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 17901 (2004), arxiv:quant-ph/306199
- David Poulin, Raymond Laflamme, G.J. Milburn, Juan Pablo Paz, Testing integrability with a single bit of quantum information, Phys. Rev. A 68, 22302 (2003), arxiv:quant-ph/303042
- G. J. Milburn, R. Laflamme, B. C. Sanders, E. Knill, The quantum dynamics of two coupled qubits, Physical Review A 65(3), 032316 (2002), arxiv:quant-ph/112001
- C. Erven, N. Ng, N. Gigov, R. Laflamme, S. Wehner, and G. Weihs. An experimental implementation of oblivious transfer in the noisy storage model. 2013 and arXiv: 1308.5098.
- arXiv:1208.2246 Private Quantum Subsystems Tomas Jochym-O'Connor, David W. Kribs, Raymond Laflamme, Sarah Plosker
- arXiv:1208.4797 Experimental implementation of encoded logical qubit operations in a perfect quantum error correcting code Jingfu Zhang, Raymond Laflamme, Dieter Suter
- arXiv:1208.0609 Studying Free-Space Transmission Statistics and Improving Free-Space QKD in the Turbulent Atmosphere C. Erven, B. Heim, E. Meyer-Scott, J.P. Borgoin, R. Laflamme, G. Weihs, T. Jennewein
- arXiv:1207.2321 Three Paths Interference Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: A Test of the Consistency of Born's Rule Daniel K. Park, Osama Moussa, Raymond Laflamme
- arXiv:1206.4949 Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities David Rideout, Thomas Jennewein, Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Tommaso F. Demarie, Brendon L. Higgins, Achim Kempf, Adrian Kent, Raymond Laflamme, Xian Ma, Robert B. Mann, Eduardo Martin-Martinez, Nicolas C. Menicucci, John Moffat, Christoph Simon, Rafael Sorkin, Lee Smolin, Daniel R. Terno
- J. Zhang, M.-H. Yung, R. Laflamme, A. Aspuru-Guzik, and J. Baugh. Digital quantum simulation of the statistical mechanics of a frustrated magnet. 2011, arXiv: 1108.3270.
- Y. Zhang, C. A. Ryan, R. Laflamme, and J. Baugh. Coherent control of two nuclear spins using the anisotropic hyperfine interaction. 2011, arXiv: 1107.2884.
- Testing Born's Rule in Quantum Mechanics with a Triple Slit Experiment, Urbasi Sinha, Christophe Couteau, Zachari Medendorp, Immo Söllner, Raymond Laflamme, Rafael Sorkin, Gregor Weihs, arXiv: 0811.2068
- Linear Optics Quantum Computation: an Overview, C.R. Myers, R. Laflamme, arxiv:quant-ph/512104
- A solid-state NMR three-qubit homonuclear system for quantum information processing: control and characterization, Jonathan Baugh, Osama Moussa, Colm A. Ryan, Raymond Laflamme, Chandrasekhar Ramanathan, Timothy F. Havel, David G. Cory, arxiv:quant-ph/510115
- Liquid state NMR simulations of quantum many-body problems, C. Negrevergne, R. Somma, G. Ortiz, E. Knill, R. Laflamme, arxiv:quant-ph/410106
- A Single Photon Source With Linear Optics and Squeezed States, Casey R. Myers, Marie Ericsson, Raymond Laflamme, arxiv:quant-ph/408194
- Introduction to Quantum Information Processing, E. Knill, R. Laflamme, H. Barnum, D. Dalvit, J. Dziarmaga, J. Gubernatis, L. Gurvits, G. Ortiz, L. Viola, W.H. Zurek, arxiv:quant-ph/207171
- NMR Quantum Information Processing and Entanglement, Raymond Laflamme, David G. Cory, Camille Negrevergne, Lorenza Viola, arxiv:quant-ph/110029
- Constructing Qubits in Physical Systems, Lorenza Viola, Emanuel Knill, Raymond Laflamme, arxiv:quant-ph/101090
- Introduction to Quantum Computing, Oxford University Press, 2006 (with P. Kaye & M. Mosca); 274 pages.

- Experimental Quantum Error Correction, Qsart conference, June 24-27th, Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, June 24th 2013.
- Keynote speaker Quantum Information, Optical Society of America, student conference in Ottawa June 1st 2013.
- Round table on Quantum Information Science and Technology, Innovation Conference at Waterloo 22/23rd of April 2013.
- Physics Department, Harvard University, 25th of February, 2013
- Experimental Quantum Error Correction, International Conference on Quantum Information and Computation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 7-11 January 2013
- International Center for Quantum Design of Functional Materials, Distinguished Lecture Series in Quantum Information, Heifei November 1st 2012.
- Institute for Interdisciplinary information Sciences Lecture Series, Tsinghua University, October 30th 2012.
- Experimental Quantum Error Correction, Canadian Mathematical Society, Regina, June 3rd 2012.
- Invited presentation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vancouver
- Quantum Information Processing, UBC, organized by CFI, 15th of February
- Experimental Quantum Error Correction, Center for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, January 2012.
- Experimental Quantum Error Correction, Quantum Error correction 11, University of South California, Los Angeles, December 201
- Experimental Quantum Error Correction,, Invited Speaker Symposium on Modern Trends in Quantum Science on the occasion of the opening of the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST), Ulm,
- Quantum Information Science, World Conference of Science Journalists, Qatar , June 2011
- Quantum Information Science and Technology at Information systems technology (IST) panel symposium (ist-099 /rsy-024) emerged / emerging and disruptive technologies, 10 may 2011, Madrid.
- Quantum Information in Canada, NSERC's 107th Council meeting on March 7th, 2011.
- Invited speaker Institute for Quantum Computing at Innovation , Emerging Technologies and Global Markets Research Accelerator Center, University of Waterloo, June 3rd 2010.
- Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, 29th of April 2010
- Invited speaker The Next Big Question, Where can quantum computing carry us? CIFAR in Ottawa, April 27th 2010.
- Invited speaker Quantum Computing and Cryptography at the 12th Annual Emerging Technologies Update Day The Future of Computing: Beyond Clouds, Ubiquitous Networks and Smarter-Than-Ever Devices Presented by Mack Center for Technological Innovation UPenn, Philadelphia,March 19th, 2010.
- Triumf, Vancouver, November 26th 2009
- University of Victoria (Physics Dept), November 25th 2009.
- Invited guest and speaker IBM, Markham, October 15th 2009.
- Invited guest and speaker Canadian Quantum Information Student Conference Fields Institute Aug 22nd 2009
- Invited speaker CIFAR Thirst of knowledge series, A leap into a strange world, May 4th 2009.
- Invited speaker Xborder workshop, Experimental Qunatum Error Correction, University of Ottawa, May 28th 2009
- Rountable speaker Science Day at the Public Policy Forum on May 27th, 2009.
- Conferenmce dinner talk ITAC Board of Governor dinner, Kitchener, April 14th 2009.
- Invited speaker Workshop on Quantum Information Science organised by the Office of Science and Technology in the US Vienna, Virginia, 24th of April 2009.
- Invited Speaker Benchmarking quantum information processing devices, Scala Annual meeting, Cortina dÃ??Ã?Â¢??Ampezzo, Italy, February 20th 2009.
- Ecole Polytechnique, MontrÃ???Ã??Ã?Â´eal, January 15th 2009.
- Universite de Sherbrooke, January 14th 2009.
- Discussion Leader, Gordon Conference on quantum information, Big Sky resort, Montana, September 4th 2008.
- Harnessing the Quantum World, Yale School of Management, New Haven, August 14th 2008.
- Experimental benchamrking of QIP devices, Program review of the Army Research Office, Atlanta, 13th August 2008.
- Quantum Information in Canada, Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing conference, Calgary August 21st 2008.
- Noise characterization for quantum information processing devices, Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing conference, Calgary August 21st 2008.
- Lectures (2) on NMR quantum information processing, Michigan Quantum Summer School, June 16-27,2008 Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Herzberg Commemorative conference, Opening lecture of the CAP congress in Quebec City, 8th June 2008.
- Talk at the 5th World Congress of Science Toronto 19th June 2008.
- Comment les nouvelles technologies changeront-elles le monde? CIFAR, Wednesday, March 26th, 2008.
- Collaboration Workshop in Quantum Computing Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles, March 30-31, 2008.
- Quantum Information in Canada, to European Community progam review on quantum information, March 5th 2008.
- Ettore Majorana Centre, Erice, Italy, November 5th, 2007.
- Photons, Atoms and Qubits conference, 2007 (PAQ07), a conference in honor of Peter Knight 60th birthday, Royal Society, London, 2-5 September 2007.
- Center of Quantum Information Technologies Singapore, April 16th 2007.
- Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, Sydney, April 20th 2007.
- American Physical Society, Baltimore, USA, March 2006.
- Kochi Summer School from the National Institute of Informatics, Kochi, Japan, September 2005.
- Enrico Fermi Summer School, Varenna, Italy, July 2005.
- The spirit of discovery, CIAR, May 10th Montreal, 2005.
- DAMOP, American Physical Society Lincoln Nebraska May 2005.
- Quantum Information Festival, Calgary, 21st of January 2005.
- Program on Quantum Information, Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK, Tuesday August 24th, 2004.
- Linear Optics Quantum Computing, American Physical Society Meeting, Montreal, March 20th, 2004.
- Washington DARPA FoQus group, Washington, January 25th, 2004.
- Quantum Computation, New Orleans (January 10-12th), Invited Speaker SIAM SODA.
- The power of one bit of quantum information, Few qubits application conference in Budmerice, Slovakia,Dec 11-14, 2003.
- NMR Quantum Computing, PASI 2003 conference, Buzios (Brazil) conference, December 1-8, 2003.
- NMR Quantum Information processing, Rocky Mountain NMR conference, Denver, July 2003.
- Quantum computing by linear optics I and II , 3rd Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information Processing, University of Calgary June 26-27th 2003.
- Quantum Computing, Fields Institute Annual general meeting, June 12th 2003.
- Overview of quantum error correction, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research meeting in Banff 15-17th May, 2003.
- NMR quantum information processing, Gordon Conference on NMR in Rhodes Island June 19th, 2003.
- Linear optics quantum information, Cross Border Workshop, Waterloo, May30-June 2nd, 2003.
- Quantum Error Correction, talk given at the Quantum Control conference in Montreal, October 5th 2002.
- Quantum Computation: Theorist's Dream and Experimenter's Nightmare, American Association for the Advancement of Science: Boston, February 15th, 2002.
- Quantum Computation, Lectures for undegraduates, sponsored by the Canadian Association for Physicists, McGill University, Windsor, Carleton, Regina, Saskatoon, 2002.
- NMR Quantum Computation, Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, Dec 4th, 2001.
- Quantum Computation, Invited talk, EEC conference, Waterloo, October 2001.
- Resilient quantum computation, Quantum Computing Program Review Baltimore, August 29th, 2001.
- Efficient linear optics quantum computation, seminars, IBM Yorktown, 21st June, 2001.
- Why is quantum computing intersting, TNT seminars, Los Alamos, May 24th, 2001.
- Overview of quantum computing, Invited Speaker, 2001 International Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, Santa Fe smeinars, Los Alamos, April 3rd, 2001.
- NMR Quantum Computation at les Houches winter school on Quantum Information, March 19-30, 2001.
- Quantum Computation during Science Day, Los Alamos Natinal Laboratory, February 13th, 2001.

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