Richard Jozsa

Richard Jozsa FRS is an Australian mathematician who holds the Leigh Trapnell Chair in Quantum Physics at the University of Cambridge.[3] He is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge where his research investigates quantum information science. A pioneer of his field, he is the co-author of the Deutsch–Jozsa algorithm and one of the co-inventors of quantum teleportation.

Richard Jozsa

Born (1953-11-13) 13 November 1953 (age 66)
Alma materMonash University
University of Oxford (DPhil)
Known forDeutsch–Jozsa algorithm
Gisin–Hughston–Jozsa–Wootters theorem
Fidelity of quantum states
AwardsNaylor Prize and Lectureship (2004)
QCMC International Quantum Communication Award (2004)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical Physics
Computer Science
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
University of Bristol
University of Plymouth
Université de Montréal
ThesisModels in categories and twistor theory (1981)
Doctoral advisorRoger Penrose[2]
Doctoral studentsSimone Severini[2]


Jozsa received his Doctor of Philosophy degree on twistor theory[4] at Oxford, under the supervision of Roger Penrose.[2]

Career and researchEdit

Jozsa has held previous positions at the University of Bristol, the University of Plymouth and the Université de Montréal.

Awards and honoursEdit

His work was recognised in 2004 by the London Mathematical Society with the award of the Naylor Prize for 'his fundamental contributions to the new field of quantum information science'.[5] Since 2016, Jozsa is a member of the Academia Europaea.[6]


  1. ^ "International Quantum Communication Award".
  2. ^ a b c Richard Jozsa at the Mathematics Genealogy Project  
  3. ^ "New Leigh Trapnell Professor of Quantum Physics". Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  4. ^ Jozsa, Richard (1981). Models in categories and twistor theory. (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford. OCLC 863539615. EThOS
  5. ^ "Council Diary, 7 May 2004". London Mathematical Society. 7 May 2004. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Academia Europaea".