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Kwon, Hyukjoon

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Quantum Information

Quantum theory tells us that nature often behaves differently from our intuition. The position and momentum of electrons cannot be precisely determined simultaneously, and a quantum system can be in a superposition of its allowed physical states. Moreover, quantum entanglement gives rise to nonlocal correlations between separated quantum systems, distinguishing quantum theory from classical probability theories. Many people have asked whether we can utilize such quantum principles for practical purposes. The discovery of new applications in a wide range of fields, including computing, communication, cryptography, and sensing, has opened a new research area: quantum information science.

Hyukjoon Kwon is interested in exploring science at the interface between quantum physics, information theory, and computer science, which can reach toward answering fundamental questions regarding our universe. He is currently working on characterizing the exact advantage and limitation of quantum information processing based on quantum resource theory and finding its application to develop new quantum algorithms and error-correction codes.

  • 2021 - present Professor of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul
  • 2018 - 2021 Research Associate, Imperial College, London
  • 2012 - 2018 Ph.D., Physics, Seoul National University
  • 2008 - 2012 B.S., Physics, Seoul National University
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  • School of School of Computational Sciences, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
    85 Hoegiro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Korea