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Profile# Matt Leifer

Institute for Quantum Studies and Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman UniversityMatt Leifer is an academic who straddles the line somewhere between mathematics, philosophy, and theoretical physics. His main interests are in Quantum Information Theory and the Foundations of Quantum Theory.

He received his bachelors degree in Physics with Theoretical Physics from The University of Manchester in 1999, followed by a Masters of Advanced Study in Mathemaics (Maths Tripos part III) from the Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge in 2000, where he was a member of Girton College.

He studied for my Ph.D. in the School of Mathematics at the Univeristy of Bristol (2000-2003) under the supervision of Prof. Noah Linden, where I was a member of the Quantum Computing Group.

After a brief stint as a research assistant at Bristol, he arrived at Perimeter Institute as a Postdoctoral Fellow in January 2004, where he worked until September 2006. From October 2006, he was a research associate in the Centre for Quantum Computation at the University of Cambridge for three months. In January 2007, he arrived back in Waterloo for a second postdoctoral position, in which he was affiliated with the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Department of Applied Math at the University of Waterloo, and with the Perimeter Institute. The latter was due to a research grant from the Foundational Questions Institute.

Between April 2008 and August 2010, he was on leave of absence from work due to illness, after which he returned to work on a part time basis at University College London in the Quantum Information Group of the Physics and Astronomy department. Between December 2011 and August 2013, he was off work again due to illness. Since August 2013, he has returned to the Perimeter Institute as a long term visitor.

*(source: Chapman University)*