Richard Jozsa

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Richard Jozsa
Born 13 November 1953 (1953-11-13) (age 63)
Melbourne, Australia
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality Australian
Fields Mathematical Physics, Computer Science
Institutions University of Cambridge
University of Bristol
University of Plymouth
Université de Montréal
Alma mater University of Oxford
Monash University
Doctoral advisor Roger Penrose
Doctoral students Stuart Presnell
Simone Severini
Sean Clark
Ashley Montanaro
Daniel Shepherd
Imdad Sardharwalla
Known for Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm
Quantum teleportation
Notable awards Naylor Prize and Lectureship (2004)

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. Retrieved 20 April 2011.