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Andrew Potter

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of British Columbia
(Quantum Affiliates)

Andrew Potter is a theoretical physicist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Quantum Matter Institute at UBC, researching the intersection of quantum- materials, dynamics, information theory, and computation. His research focuses on understanding quantum materials and dynamics through the lens of quantum information theory, and through quantum simulation. In addition to conducting fundamental theory research, Potter’s group collaborates closely with experimental groups and industry partners developing quantum computing technology. Prior to joining UBC in August 2020, Andrew received his PhD in physics from MIT, was a Gordon and Betty Moore postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, an assistant professor of physics at UT Austin, and worked as a research scientist in the trapped-ion quantum processor theory, architecture, and algorithms group at Honeywell (now “Quantinuum”).

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