Dr James R. Wootton

Research Fellow
Condensed Matter Theory Group,
University of Basel

I work in the condensed matter theory group at the University of Basel, and usually have a few students to do my bidding.

Our research currently focuses on finding things to do with small and noisy quantum computers. The tasks we consider are mostly based on either quantum error correction or demonstrating a quantum advantage.

If I can somehow shoehorn gaming in to my research, I will.


Research Interests
  • Quantum computation with near-term devices
  • Quantum error correction
  • Citizen science
  • Topological quantum computation
  • Self-correcting quantum memories

Teaching Material

Contact Information
Department of Physics,
Klingelbergstrasse 82,
4056 Basel,