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Quantum Group

We study structural and foundational aspects of computer science and physics, and the connections between them, with applications in quantum information and computation, as well as in computational linguistics, computational logic and semantics. Here are listed some of our major activities, with the top five are of particular current interest:


Click here to access the extensive Oxford Quantum Talk Archive, our video archive of research talks; enquiries can be sent to Destiny Chen. You can also view our group calendar.

Joining the group

If you'd like more information about joining the group, as a postdoctoral researcher or as a DPhil student, please contact a faculty member listed below. We have supported postdoctoral fellowship applications for strong applicants. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Royal Society have annual postdoctoral fellowship competitions, some of which are open to non-British nationals. The department also awards DPhil scholarships each year to the strongest EU (DTA) and overseas (Clarendon) applicants.

If you're already doing a Masters degree in Oxford and might be interested in doing your project with a member of our group, please get in touch as soon as possible with one of the group members listed above.

If you're an undergraduate and would like to learn more about the sorts of things we work on, have a look at the MSc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science.

Mailing lists

We run an international quantum foundations mailing list. To subscribe, send a blank email to We also have a separate list to announce local events related to our group's activities; to subscribe, send a blank email to


Members of the group are pleased to receive funding from the following sources:




  • Resources and co-resources: a junction between semantics and descriptive complexity 
  • The Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime
  • Categorical unification: where foundational physics, natural language and rational processes meet 


  • Quantum software, compilers, and circuit optimisation
  • Automating quantum circuit transformations for optimisation and fault-tolerance 

Head of Activity





Professional Services

Past Members

Andrei Akhvlediani
Yaared Al-Mehairi
John-Mark Allen
Philip Atzemoglou
Alexandru Baltag
(University of Amsterdam)
Krzysztof Bar
Jacob Biamonte
(ISI Foundation)
Ed Blakey
(University of Bristol)
Rick Blute
(University of Ottawa)
Josef Bolt
Giovanni Carù
Eric Cavalcanti
Carmen Constantin
Oscar Cunningham
Christopher Dean
Niel de Beaudrap
Nadish de Silva
Andreas Doering
Ross Duncan
(Free University of Brussels)
William Edwards
(Perimeter Institute)
Brendan Fong
Fabrizio Romano Genovese
Dan Ghica
(University of Birmingham)
Edward Grefenstette
Amar Hadzihasanovic
(RIMS, Kyoto University)
Lucien Hardy
(Perimeter Institute)
Vojtech Havlicek
Jules Hedges
Chris Heunen
(University of Edinburgh)
Peter Hines
(University of York)
Matty Hoban
Matthias Hofer
Ben Jackson
Bart Jacobs
Nal Kalchbrenner
Ohad Kammar
Elham Kashefi
(University of Edinburgh)
Alex Kavvos
Kohei Kishida
Hlér Kristjánsson
Alex Lang
Ciaran Lee
JS Pacaud Lemay
Martha Lewis
Robin Lorenz
Leon Loveridge
Fotini Markopoulou
(Perimeter Institute)
Owen Maroney
Keye Martin
(Naval Research Laboratory)
Yoshihiro Maruyama
Konstantinos Meichanetzidis
Alex Merry
Hector Miller-Bakewell
Hugo Nava Kopp
Kang Feng Ng
Ognyan Oreshkov
Prakash Panangaden
(McGill University)
Eric Paquette
Vaia Patta
Karl Paulsson
Dusko Pavlovic
(Royal Holloway)
Simon Perdrix
(University of Grenoble)
Robin Piedeleu
Matthew Pusey
(University of York)
David Quick
Luca Reggio
Irene Rizzo
Subhayan Roy Moulik
Ondrej Rypacek
Sina Salek
Carlo Maria Scandolo
Phil Scott
(University of Ottawa)
John Selby
Marni Sheppeard
Rui Soares Barbosa
Maria Stasinou
Colin Stephen
Sean Tull
Nikos Tzevelekos
(Queen Mary, University of London)
Sander Uijlen
Matthijs Vákár
Dominic Verdon
Jamie Vicary
Nathan Walk
Quanlong Wang
Olivia Waring
Linde Wester
Norihiro Yamada
Vladimir Zamdzhiev
Jonathan Zvesper
Maaike Zwart

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