Juan Pablo Paz

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Juan Pablo Paz (born 1959 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentinian physicist that works in the field of quantum computing. A research scientist currently working at the University of Buenos Aires, he has also worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States.


Juan Pablo Paz studied at the University of Buenos Aires, where he got his Master and Ph.D. degrees and then worked as researcher, teacher, and director of the Physics department of his faculty.

He has worked as well in the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Between 1984 and 2004 he was married with Silvina Ponce Dawson (who is also a physicist) with whom he had two children.


Paz has worked in the quantum theory of error correction, and has developed a number of techniques to correct errors in this kind of computers. He has also used quantum computer to simulate chaotic systems, in the context of chaos theory.

In 2002, alongside César Miguel and Marcos Saraceno, he developed a program that allows efficient spectroscopy and tomography using a quantum computer, establishing for the first time an analogy between these tasks.


  • TWAS Prize in Physics, 2012[1]
  • Bunge & Born Foundation, 2010
  • W. Bessel Award, 2006. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 2004.
  • International Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, 2001-2003.
  • Award 'Ernesto E. Galloni' in Physics, 1994.


  1. ^ "Prizes and Awards". The World Academy of Sciences. 2016. 

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