Richard Jozsa

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Richard Jozsa
Born13 November 1953 (1953-11-13) (age 64)
Melbourne, Australia
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Alma materMonash University
University of Oxford
Known forDeutsch–Jozsa algorithm
Quantum teleportation
AwardsNaylor Prize and Lectureship (2004)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical Physics, Computer Science
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
University of Bristol
University of Plymouth
Université de Montréal
Doctoral advisorRoger Penrose
Doctoral studentsSimone Severini

Richard Jozsa is an Australian mathematician and the holder of the Leigh Trapnell Chair in Quantum Physics at the University of Cambridge.[1] His research area is quantum information science; a pioneer of this field, he is the co-author of the Deutsch–Jozsa quantum algorithm and one of the co-inventors of quantum teleportation. His work was recognised in 2004 by the London Mathematical Society with the award of the Naylor Prize for 'his fundamental contributions to the new field of quantum information science'.[2]

Jozsa received his DPhil in Mathematics (specifically, twistor theory) at Oxford, under the supervision of Roger Penrose. He has held previous positions at the University of Bristol, the University of Plymouth and the Université de Montréal.


  1. ^ "New Leigh Trapnell Professor of Quantum Physics". Department of Applied Mathematicsand Theoretical Physics. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Council Diary, 7 May 2004". London Mathematical Society. 7 May 2004. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2011.