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Stephen P. Jordan

I study all areas of quantum information, especially algorithms, complexity, and post-quantum cryptography. My interests include simulating chemistry and particle physics on quantum computers, applying methods from physics and topology to computer science, and investigating alternative models of quantum computation, such as the adiabatic, permutational, and one-clean-qubit models.

I have been at NIST since April 2011. From 2008-2011 I was a postdoc at Caltech's Institute for Quantum Information. I spent the Summer of 2008 as a visiting scientist at RIKEN's Digital Materials Laboratory. My Ph.D. advisor was Eddie Farhi in MIT's Center for Theoretical Physics.

The journal version of my paper "Quantum algorithms for quantum field theories" can be accessed free of charge here. See also a podcast and a YouTube video.

I maintain the quantum algorithm zoo, a comprehensive list of quantum algorithms.

As an undergraduate I wrote some software to perform molecular dynamics simulations using the Tersoff-Brenner potential. You are free to download and modify the sourcecode. [License.]

Publications: See my arxiv page.

portrait and contact

Position:

Physicist,
Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

Education:

Ph.D. in physics 2008 MIT

B.S. in physics 2003 Penn State