Prof. Dr. Barbara M. Terhal

Institute for Quantum Information

Room 111 MB2 (Module Building 2)

RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen


Mailing Address

Institute for Quantum Information

Sommerfeldstrasse 26

Physikzentrum, RWTH Aachen

52056 Aachen, Germany

Skype: bmterhal in Aachen

Phone: +49 241 80 28412

Email: bterhal AT gmail.com

or terhal AT physik.rwth-aachen.de

Short Curriculum Vitae

  • 1969: Born in Leiden, The Netherlands.

  • 1999: PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam.

  • 1999-2001: Postdoctoral Researcher, IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA.

  • 2001: Postdoctoral Researcher, Caltech, USA.

  • 2001-2010: Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights NY, USA.

  • 2010-present: Professor Theoretical Physics at RWTH Aachen, Germany.

  • 2014-present: Distinguished Visiting Research Chair Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada

Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Associate Editor Quant. Inf. & Comp. (Rinton Press), Editorial Board Jour. Phys. A: Math. & Theo.

Member Steering Committee QIP conference 2008-2011.

Detailed CV


Misc. Material

Essay on The Fragility of Quantum Information