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Seth Lloyd

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems

Dr. Lloyd received a Ph.D. in Physics from Rockefeller University, under the supervision of Professor Heinz Pagels.

Dr. Lloyd was a postdoctoral fellow in the High Energy Physics Department at the California Institute of Technology, where he worked with Professor Murray Gell-Mann on applications of information to quantum-mechanical systems. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he worked at the Center for Nonlinear Systems on quantum computation. Since 1988, Dr. Lloyd has also been an adjunct faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute.

Dr. Lloyd is a principal investigator at the Research Laboratory of Electronics. He has performed seminal work in the fields of quantum computation and quantum communications, including proposing the first technologically feasible design for a quantum computer, demonstrating the viability of quantum analog computation, proving quantum analogs of Shannon's noisy channel theorem, and designing novel methods for quantum error correction and noise reduction.

Professor Lloyd is a member of the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Books Published by Seth Lloyd

Related News:

Seth Lloyd quoted in media coverage on quantum computing technology “Quantum Computing, The NSA and the Future of Cryptography” (audio), On Point – WBUR – January 8, 2014

Seth Lloyd quoted in piece about time travel “Should Time Travel Be a Moral Imperative?” Forbes – Online – August 29, 2013

Seth Lloyd talks about theoretical quantum cryptography machine “To Make An Unbreakable Code, Use Quantum Physics” Popular Science – August 2, 2013

Seth Lloyd quoted in article about quantum computing: “A computer that thinks like the universe” – The Boston Globe – November 25, 2011

Prof. Lloyd's Quantum Computer – March 2, 2008

Prof. Seth Lloyd: Turning 'funky' quantum mysteries into computing realities – February 18, 2008

Prof. Seth Lloyd, Black Holes featured in New Scientist – March 14, 2006

Seth Lloyd in NY Times: Today's Vision of the Science of Tomorrow – January 6, 2003

Seth Lloyd

Contact info:

Seth Lloyd
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building 3-160
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Phone: 617.252.1803
Email to: slloyd "at"


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