David Cory

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David G. Cory is a professor of chemistry at the University of Waterloo[1] where he holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing.[2] He works at the Institute for Quantum Computing, and is also associated with the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology.

Cory was educated at Case Western Reserve University, earning a bachelor's degree there in 1981 and a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1987.[1][3][4] He was a professor of Nuclear Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology prior to his 2010 appointment at Waterloo.[1][2] At MIT, he worked on NMR, including his work on NMR quantum computation.[5][6][7] Together with Amr Fahmy and Timothy Havel he developed the concept of pseudo-pure states and performed the first experimental demonstrations of NMR quantum computing.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Faculty profile, University of Waterloo, retrieved 2014-07-16.
  2. ^ a b David Cory, Canada Excellence Research Chairs, Government of Canada, accessed 2014-07-16.
  3. ^ "Alum Updates" (PDF), The Case Chemist, 104: 7, Winter 2010–2011.
  4. ^ Worldcat entry for Cory's dissertation, "Applications of cross polarization spin dynamics in solids", retrieved 2014-07-16.
  5. ^ Lloyd, Seth (2006), Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, pp. 151–152, ISBN 9780307264718.
  6. ^ "Quantum computer in a cup of joe?", Science News, 17 January 1997.
  7. ^ "Quantum dreams", The Economist, March 8, 2001.
  8. ^ "MIT researchers create quantum computer that simulates quantum system", MIT News, June 25, 1999

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