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John DeBrota

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

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  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2020
  • M.Sc., Physics, University of Waterloo, 2015
  • B.S., Physics & Mathematics, Indiana University, 2014


Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information


I work on foundational questions using tools from quantum information. My primary motivating interest is the interpretational and ontological project QBism, but I am broadly driven to understand what quantum theory can tell us about the character of reality. In addition to pursuing developments of QBism, a major focus is investigating properties of and relations between representations of quantum theory. Recently, I have been especially interested in how phase space representations highlight expected tradeoffs between simulation complexity and robustness to noise.