Eduardo Martin-Martinez

Department of Applied Math, IQC Associate, Associate Professor
Eduardo Martin-Martinez
There is strongly increasing interest in understanding entanglement and quantum communication in curved spacetimes, and in using quantum information techniques to address questions in gravity and quantum field theory. The new and very active field of relativistic quantum information was recently born to address these questions and it is set to continue developing at this fast pace during the next decade due to continued input from Earth-bound and from projected satellite-based experiments on spacetime curvature, gravitational waves and relativistic aspects of quantum entanglement.

Eduardo’s research combine the fields of quantum information science, quantum field theory and general relativity; studying quantum effects induced by gravity from the perspective of quantum information to gain information about the spacetime structure. This approach has a wide range of potential outcomes and applications from quantum computing technology to the basic physics of the question of how the spacetime curvature and quantum theory impact the flow and the processing of information.

Eduardo completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2011 at the UCM (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) with “summa cum laude” and receiving the "2010-2011 extraordinary PhD thesis award". During his PhD period he collaborated with top scientists in relativistic quantum information in Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, Japan and Poland. In 2012 he moved to the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo for his first postdoctoral appointment. In October 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. He was also an associate postdoctoral researcher at Perimeter institute.

In 2014 Eduardo was named a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing, cross-appointed to the Perimeter Institute. Soon afterward, he was awarded the prestigious John Charles Polanyi Prize for Physics.

In July 2016 Eduardo was appointed Assistant Professor in the department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, becoming an IQC Associate and a Perimeter institute Affiliate. In July 2020 Eduardo was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.