Oliver Reardon-Smith


I am a post doctoral researcher in Adam Sawicki’s group in the Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences. My interests include the theory of quantum computers as well as quantum information theory and foundations more generally, but my recent work has focused on:

  • The resource theory of magic and its generalisations
  • Classical simulation of quantum computations
  • Quantum gatesets and compilation
  • ε-nets and t-designs
I am particularly interested in understanding the role of efficiently classically simulable subtheories of quantum mechanics, including (but definitely not limited to) stabilizer quantum mechanics and fermionic linear optics.