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Nationality  Australian
Residence  Canada
Name  Michael Nielsen

Role  Writer
Awards  Fulbright Award
Fields  Physics, Computer Science
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Born  January 4, 1974 (age 41) (1974-01-04)
Institutions  Los Alamos National Laboratory Caltech University of Queensland Perimeter Institute Recurse Center
Alma mater  University of New Mexico
Notable awards  Richard C. Tolman Prize Fellow at Caltech, Fulbright Scholar
Books  Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Education  University of New Mexico
Doctoral advisor  Carlton M. Caves

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Michael Aaron Nielsen (born January 4, 1974) is a quantum physicist, science writer, and computer programming researcher living in San Francisco.


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In 2004 Nielsen was characterized as Australia's "youngest academic" and secured a Federation Fellowship at the University of Queensland; the fellowship was for five years. He worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as the Richard Chace Tolman Prize Fellow at Caltech, and a Senior Faculty Member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Nielsen obtained his PhD in physics in 1998 at the University of New Mexico. With Isaac Chuang he is the co-author of a popular textbook on quantum computing.

In 2007, Nielsen announced a marked shift in his field of research: from quantum information and computation to “the development of new tools for scientific collaboration and publication”. This work includes "massively collaborative mathematics" projects like the Polymath project with Timothy Gowers. Besides writing books and essays, he also gives talks about Open Science.

He is a member of the Working Group on Open Data in Science at the Open Knowledge Foundation.

As of 2015, Nielsen works as a Research Fellow at the Recurse Center.


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