Raussendorf, Robert


Associate Professor

Quantum Information

Office Location

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hennings 338
6224 Agricultural Rd., Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Phone: (604) 822-3253
E-mail: rraussendorf@phas.ubc.ca


Masters Degree University of Heidelberg, Germany
Doctoral Degree Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany

Employment History

2003 - 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology

2006 - 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Perimeter Institute

2008 - 2013 Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

2013 - Present Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Awards & Honours

2005Second Prize - BMW Scentific Award for PhD Thesis

2009 - 2011A.P. Sloan Research Fellow

Research Interests

The focus of my current research is on foundational aspects of quantum computation, and quantum computer architecture. This concerns three aspects in particular, namely
(i) the role of contextuality in quantum computation,
(ii) the connection between measurement-based quantum computation (MBQC) and symmetry-protected topological order, and
(iii) A distributed quantum computer architecture based on small ion traps and photonic links.


2355 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604.822.3909
Fax: 604.822.4750