|David P. DiVincenzo|
|Residence||The Netherlands Voerendaal, Netherlands|
|Known for||Quantum computing
the Loss-DiVincenzo quantum computer
|Barbara Terhal |
|Awards||Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (2011)|
|Institutions||RWTH Aachen University Forschungszentrum Jülich|
|Doctoral advisor||Eugene Mele|
David P. DiVincenzo is a theoretical physicist. He is the director of the Institute of Theoretical Nanoelectronics at the Peter Grünberg Institute in Jülich and Professor at the Institute for Quantum Information at RWTH Aachen University. With Daniel Loss (at the University of Basel), he proposed the Loss-DiVincenzo quantum computer in 1997, which would use electron spins in quantum dots as qubits.
In 1996, during his research at IBM, he published a paper "Topics in Quantum Computing" which outlined the 5 minimal requirements he predicted were necessary for creating a quantum computer. It has since become known as the "DiVincenzo Criteria" and has influenced much of the experimental research into developing a working quantum computer.
The DiVincenzo Criteria that a quantum computer implementation must satisfy are as follows:
For quantum communication (transmitting intact qubits from place to place), two additional criteria must be satisfied:
6. The ability to interconvert stationary and flying qubits, and
7. The ability to transmit flying qubits between distant locations.