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James Hefford

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James Hefford

Doctoral Student


Room 251, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD
United Kingdom


I am interested in exploring post-quantum theories - those which exhibit phenomena beyond what is possible in standard quantum mechanics. At the moment I am studying the theory of density hypercubes (and similar theories that come from iterating the CPM construction) and trying to understand how higher-order interference can be used to computational advantage. Interference is the backbone of many quantum algorithms and thus a deeper understanding of its nature may allow us to develop more algorithms while extending our understanding of the physical world.


Oxford University DPhil in Computer Science 2019 - Present
University College London MRes in Quantum Technologies 2018 - 2019
Imperial College London MSci in Mathematics 2014 - 2018


I am also affiliated with the CDT in Delivering Quantum Technologies at UCL.

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