Gerardo obtained his B.Sc. degree in 05’ and M.Sc. in 07’ at Universidad del Valle (Colombia). His B.Sc. thesis focused on geometrical methods of gauge field theories under the direction of Dr. Rer. Nat. Hernan Ocampo while his M.Sc. research, supervised by D. Phill. John H. Reina, focused on quantum entanglement measurements. Gerardo started his PhD in late 2007 under the joint supervision of Prof. Jason Twamley, Prof. Daniel Terno and, later, A/Prof. Gavin Brennen. He finished it in 2010 after completing his research on globally controlled universal quantum computation and fault-tolerance of quantum computers with reduced requirements. He joined Daniel’s group as a Quantum Information Science and Technology (CQIST) postdoctoral fellow in Fall 2010.
Gerardo is generally interested in theoretical methods & shenanigans that are able to protect quantum information from the destructive interaction with the environment and that lead to the realization of a large-scale quantum computer. Examples of these tricks are: quantum error correction, fault-tolerant operations, dynamical decoupling, decoherence free subspaces and combinations of them.
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