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Kendon, Viv

Reader, Department of Physics, Durham University

Email: viv.kendon@durham.ac.uk

Phone: 0191 33 43525

I joined the Durham Atomic and Molecular Physics research section (Atmol), and the Joint Quantum Centre (JQC) Durham-Newcastle, in August 2014, with an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship on Hybrid Quantum and Classical Computation. Prior to Durham, I was part of the Quantum Information Group at the University of Leeds, where I held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship from 2004 to 2012. My first degree is from Oxford, and my PhD is from Edinburgh, in the area of Soft Condensed Matter, before I switched to quantum information theory via postdoctoral positions held at the University of Strathclyde and Imperial College London. Previous to my research career, I was active for over 10 years in global electronic networking and computer support in the voluntary sector.

Research Interests

  • Computational physics
  • Quantum computation
  • Quantum information theory
  • Interfacing quantum and classical computational architectures
  • Quantum walks
  • Unconventional computation and foundations of computer science

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Note that the publications links on this website only give a recent selection; for a full list of my publications, see ORCID or Google Scholar.  Most are also available on arXiv, links below.

ORCID 0000-0002-6551-3056


Google Scholar


My publications on arXiv.