C. Jess Riedel

C. Jess Riedel

Physics postdoc
Perimeter Institute

Field: Quantum information / foundations
Topics: Decoherence, quantum-enhanced soft-particle detection, consistent histories set selection

Email: jessriedel[at]gmail.com
CV | Blog | PI webpage | Papers: arXiv/Google Scholar

Best published idea

CJR, "Decoherence from classically undetectable sources: Standard quantum limit for diffusion". Phys. Rev. A 92, 010101(R) (2015).

[arXiv:1504.03250][Slides (Les Houches)]

CJR, "Direct Detection of Classically Undetectable Dark Matter through Quantum Decoherence", Phys. Rev. D 88, 116005 (2013).

[arXiv:1212.3061][Slides (Perimeter)][Video (Perimeter)][FAQs (Blog)]

Selected work

CJR, "Quantum Brownian motion is an iterated POVM in symplectic generality".

[arXiv:1507.04083][Slides (Los Alamos)]

M. Zwolak, CJR, and W. Zurek, "Amplification, Redundancy, and the Quantum Chernoff Information", Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 140406 (2014)

[arXiv:1312.5373][Video (Zwolak, IBM)]

CJR, "Decoherence and the Quantum Detection of Classically Undetectable Phenomena."

[arXiv:1205.3195][Slides (Waterloo)][Video (Waterloo)]

CJR, W. Zurek, and M. Zwolak, "The Objective Past of a Quantum Universe - Part 1: Redundant Records of Consistent Histories".

[arXiv:1312.0331][Slides (IBM)][Video (IBM)]

CJR, "Evidence for Gravitons from Decoherence by Bremsstrahlung".


CJR, "Local Records and Global Entanglement: A Unique Multi-Partite Generalization of the Schmidt Decomposition".

[arXiv:1310.4473][Slides (MIT)]

CJR, Wojciech H. Zurek, and Michael Zwolak, "The Rise and Fall of Redundancy in Decoherence and Quantum Darwinism," New J. Phys. 14, 083010 (2012).

[arXiv:1205.3197][Slides (thesis defense)]

CJR and Wojciech H. Zurek, "Quantum Darwinism in an Everyday Environment: Huge Redundancy in Scattered Photons," Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 020404 (2010).


(Collaborators: Charles H. Bennett, Michael Zwolak, Wojciech H. Zurek.)

Online Persona

HackerNews, StackExchange (Physics.SE, MathOverflow), EA Forum / Hub, foreXiv (blog), Google Scholar, arXiv.

Former institutions

IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Hieghts, (2012-2014)
Los Alamos National Lab: CNLS & T-4 (2009-2012)
UC Santa Barbara Physics (2007-2012)
Princeton Physics (2003-2007)
Thomas Jefferson HSST (1999-2003)

Mailing address

Jess Riedel
Perimeter Institute
31 Caroline St. N
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5

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