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Richard Jozsa

Richard Jozsa

Professor Richard Jozsa FRS


Elected: 2019


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 positions

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

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Computer sciences
    • New computational paradigms (quantum, biological)
  • Mathematics
    • Applied mathematics and theoretical physics


quantum computation and complexity, quantum information theory, foundations of quantum theory

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