Daniel Gottesman

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
  • Berthusen, N., & Gottesman, D. (2023). Partial Syndrome Measurement for Hypergraph Product Codes. arxiv:2306.17122v2
  • Gottesman, D. (2021). Technical perspective: Deciphering errors to reduce the cost of quantum computation. Communications of the ACM, 64(1), 105. doi:10.1145/3434157
  • Fault tolerance as topology, a duet for chalk and violin, Perimeter Institute Quantum Discussions, 2022/04/11, PIRSA:22040108