EPSRC Senior Research Fellow (tenured)
Laboratory for Foundations of Computer Science
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
Office 5.25
10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
chris.heunen(at)ed.ac.uk
I work in quantum computer science, more precisely on the mathematical foundations of physics, especially quantum mechanics, and its logical aspects. My weapons of choice are category theory, functional analysis, and order theory; specifically, monoidal categories, operator algebras, and orthomodular lattices. I suppose you could say that my ultimate goal is to really understand the category of Hilbert spaces, in particular categorical aspects of a choice of basis.
For a gentle introduction to the ideas behind my work, see "The state of quantum computer science".
I supervise PhD students Oscar Cunningham, Pau Enrique Moliner, Martti Karvonen, Hugo Nava Kopp, Vaia Patta, Sean Tull.
Categories and Quantum Informatics, spring semester 2017.
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