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). At this time I am primarily considering PhD students who have completed Perimeter Institute's PSI program .
I currently work 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.
- Senior Scientist, Quantum Benchmark Inc, 2017-present
- Research Faculty, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2002-2021
- Long-Term Clay Mathematics Institute Prize Fellow, Computer Science Department, UC Berkeley, 2001-2002
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Theory group, Microsoft Research, 1999-2000
- Director-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow, T-6 and CIC-3 groups, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1997-1999
- Elected Fellow, American Physical Society, 2013
- Senior Fellow in Quantum Information Processing Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), 2008
- Named to 2003 TR100: Top Young Innovators, MIT Technology Review, 2003
- Scholar in Quantum Information Processing Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), 2003
- Clay Research Fellow, Clay Mathematics Institute, 2000
- Elected Junior Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University, 1991
- Member, U.S. Physics Olympiad Team, 1988
- National Merit Scholar, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), 1987
- Participant, U.S. Math Olympiad Program, 1987