Professor Richard Jozsa FRS

Richard Jozsa is an Australian mathematician best known for his work in quantum computation and quantum information theory. He is widely regarded as one of the founders of this research area, having contributed to the development of the first quantum algorithms, co-invention of quantum teleportation, and with Schumacher and others, development of the novel notion of quantum information from its beginnings in the quantum source coding theorem. He pioneered much of our understanding of the role of entanglement and other quantum resources for algorithmic complexity benefits. His current work focusses on issues of quantum computational complexity and its implications for the foundations of physics.

He was awarded the London Mathematical Society’s Naylor Prize in 2004 and the QCMC International Quantum Communication Award, and in 2016, elected member of the Academia Europaea.

Professional position

  • Leigh Trapnell Professor of Quantum Physics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Subject groups

  • Computer sciences

    New computational paradigms (quantum, biological)

  • Mathematics

    Applied mathematics and theoretical physics

Professor Richard Jozsa FRS
Elected 2019