Richard Jozsa

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Richard Jozsa
Born (1953-11-13) 13 November 1953 (age 70)
Alma materMonash University
University of Oxford (DPhil)
Known forDeutsch–Jozsa algorithm
Schrödinger–HJW theorem
Counterfactual quantum computation
Fidelity of quantum states
No-broadcasting theorem
Quantum teleportation
Swap test
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society (2019)
Naylor Prize and Lectureship (2004)
QCMC International Quantum Communication Award (2004)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical Physics
Computer Science
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
University of Bristol
University of Plymouth
Université de Montréal
ThesisModels in categories and twistor theory (1981)
Doctoral advisorRoger Penrose[2]
Doctoral studentsSimone Severini[2]

Richard Jozsa FRS is an Australian mathematician who holds the Leigh Trapnell Chair in Quantum Physics at the University of Cambridge.[3] He is a fellow of King's College, Cambridge, where his research investigates quantum information science. A pioneer of his field, he is the co-author of the Deutsch–Jozsa algorithm and one of the co-inventors of quantum teleportation.


Jozsa received his Doctor of Philosophy degree on twistor theory[4] at Oxford, under the supervision of Roger Penrose.[2]

Career and research[edit]

Jozsa has held previous positions at the University of Bristol, the University of Plymouth and the Université de Montréal.

Awards and honours[edit]

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'.[5] Since 2016, Jozsa is a member of the Academia Europaea.[6]


  1. ^ "International Quantum Communication Award".
  2. ^ a b c Richard Jozsa at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "New Leigh Trapnell Professor of Quantum Physics". Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  4. ^ Jozsa, Richard (1981). Models in categories and twistor theory. (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford. OCLC 863539615. EThOS
  5. ^ "Council Diary, 7 May 2004". London Mathematical Society. 7 May 2004. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Academia Europaea".