Prabha Mandayam


I am an associate professor in the department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Previously, I have been an Inspire faculty fellow at the Chennai Mathematical Institute and a Post-doctoral Fellow with the Optics and Quantum Information Group at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences. I obtained my PhD in Physics from the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech under the supervision of John Preskill.

My research interests are in the area of quantum computing and quantum information theory. In particular, I am interested in quantum error correction, understanding the interplay between quantum foundations and quantum cryptography, and, using quantum information as a tool to explore fundamental questions in theoretical physics.

If you are interested in working with me on any of these topics, please send me email!

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