My new life as a Postdoc

Hello World!

Whelp… it seems like my last post was published in March 4th 2018, which I now realize means that I haven’t been active for over a year (!). So, let me give you a brief summary of what I’ve been up to:

During most of 2018 I was working in La Plata, Argentina, on my Ph.D Thesis entitled “Factorization and Criticallity in Spin Systems” which sums the research I did during my 3 years and 9 months as a Ph.D Student. (If by any chance you are interested in my thesis AND you happen to speak spanish, you can find it here. Yeah… I know… It’s in spanish… don’t get me started on that one.) Let me just start by saying that I was truly lucky to work under the supervision of Dr. Raul Rossignoli and Dr. Norma Canosa. I will always appreciate and remember their support as mentors and as human being.

Big shout out to Raul and Norma! 

I defended my thesis on December the 18th, a day which will live in infamy, and managed to obtain the highest qualification (Approved with a Special Mention). By then  I had several job offers for postdoctoral programs and I decided to move to New Mexico to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Coles (here’s his google scholar page).

While many things were taken into consideration to determine where, with whom, and in what field I wanted to work as a Postdoc I chose this particular one for several reasons: First and foremost because I wanted to get my hands dirty and fully transition into the field of quantum computing. Second, I had read several of the papers published by Patrick’s work-group and had thoroughly enjoyed them. And finally because “Have you seen pictures of New Mexico? It’s beautiful!“.

Hence, long story short, here I am at LANL, working as a postdoc and having submitted to the arXiv my first paper on quantum  algorithms. I’ll write a post on it later this weekend. I promise *wink*.

So, with a “See You soon World!” I close this post, which (hopefully) will be the first of many to come.


 

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About marcocerezo

I'm Marco Cerezo, I have a Ph.D in Physics and I'm currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA. My main fields of study are Quantum Information, Quantum Computing and Condensed Matter. Currently I'm working to develop novel quantum algorithms which can be useful in near-term quantum devices.
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