Dominic Horsman

Joint Quantum Centre (JQC) Durham-Newcastle

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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My research deals with the physical fundamentals of computing. I have a particular focus on quantum computing, especially error correction and architecture design, and am part of the UK’s Networked Quantum Information Technology (NQIT) hub. I also have interests in the use of high-level computational languages and structures in physics, most recently for thermodynamics. Along with Viv Kendon and Susan Stepney, I developed Abstraction/Representation Theory, a framework for the formal treatment of the interface between physical devices and abstract computing theory. Our original paper addressed the question of when physical systems are computing - garnering, amongst other interest, its own Slashdot thread.

After completing my Ph.D at Imperial College, London, I have held positions at Hewlett-Packard, Bristol University, Keio University in Japan, and Oxford University. I am now PDRA working with Viv Kendon in the Atmol Section in Durham University’s Physics department, and a member of the Joint Quantum Centre with Newcastle University.

I am transgender. Prior to 2015, when I began transitioning, I published as Clare Horsman.
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