Alexei Gilchrist

I'm a quantum physicist at Maquarie University, Australia. My research interests sit in the fields of quantum information science and quantum optics and in particular the theory of quantum operations and characterisation.
Taken at Pucon, Chile.


I received my D.Phil. from Waikato University (New Zealand) in 1997 under the supervision of Professor Crispin Gardiner. Moving to Australia in 2001 as a New Zealand FRST Fellow, I then remained in Australia as a research fellow for the ARC COE Centre for Quantum Computer Technology working at the University of Queensland. In 2007 I joined the faculty at Macquarie University as an Associate Professor.


There are a number of sources where you can find my publications, I try and keep them up to date.

  1. ResearcherID: published papers with citation metrics from ISI.
  2. Google Scholar: automatically maintained list and citation metrics.
  3. arXiv: search on arXiv preprint server. Most of my publications go here first.

Former Postdocs

Shakib Daryanoosh started a postdoc in 2017 working in quantum thermodynamics.

Peter Rohde held a research fellowship with me from 2012 till 2015 at Macquarie University and as part of EQuS.

His research interests include quantum computing, quantum information theory and quantum optics. In particular, He's focussed his research efforts on linear optics quantum computing, the spectral structure of photons, photo-detection and photon engineering, the characterization of photons, cluster state quantum computing, quantum fault tolerance issues, and, more recently, quantum random walks and their application to implementing quantum algorithms.

See Peter's Google Scholar profile, arXiv preprints, and EQuS profile


Keith Motes (PhD) graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Louisiana State University, supervised by Prof. Jonathan Dowling. He started a PhD at Macquarie University, supervised by myself and Peter in 2013.

His research is focused on quantum simulations and in particular quantum random walks and Boson-sampling.

See Keith's MQ profile, EQuS profile, and arXiv preprints.

Thomas Guff (PhD) graduated with a Masters in Research from Macquarie University in 2015. He started a PhD, supervised by myself and Danny Terno in 2015.

His research is focused on quantum thermodynamics.

I'm also a part of EQuS, a multi-institutional collaborative Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence which studies the novel capabilities of engineered quantum technologies.

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