Christine Muschik

University of Waterloo

Prof. Christine Muschik holds a University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo. She holds a faculty position at the Institute for Quantum Computing and an associate faculty position at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Christine Muschik received a number of awards for her work on quantum computers, including an Ontario Early Researcher Award, a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Fellowship for “Research Leaders of Tomorrow”, and a Sloan Fellowship for outstanding early career researchers.

Her work on taming quantum systems to perform hard calculations is internationally recognised and has been featured by Scientific American and Forbes. In 2016, her results on programming quantum computers has been named as one of the “Top 10 breakthroughs in Physics” of this year. Today she pushes the frontier of scientific computing by developing new hybrid methods in which a regular computer and a quantum co-processor work in tandem.

Talk: Simulating one-dimensional quantum chromodynamics on a quantum computer: Real-time evolutions of tetra- and pentaquarks