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Dr Vivien Kendon, PhD

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Reader in the Department of Physics
Room number: 106

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Dr Viv Kendon joined the Durham Atomic and Molecular Physics research section (Atmol), and the Joint Quantum Centre (JQC) Durham-Newcastle, in August 2014, where she will take up an EPSRC established career fellowship on Hybrid Quantum and Classical Computation. Prior to Durham, she was part of the Quantum Information Group at the University of Leeds, where she held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship from 2004 to 2012. Dr. Kendon was educated at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, and initially researched in the area of Soft Condensed Matter, before switching to quantum information theory via postdoctoral positions held at the University of Strathclyde and Imperial College. Previous to her research career, Dr Kendon was active for over 10 years in global electronic networking and computer support in the voluntary sector, and her current major research interests are the computational physics of quantum information theory, and interfacing quantum and classical computational architectures.

Research Groups

Department of Physics

Research Interests

  • Computational Physics
  • Quantum Computation
  • Quantum Information Theory


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Selected Grants

  • 2014: RF040391: Hybrid quantum and classical computation: exploiting the best of both paradigms, EPSRC, 2014-08-01 - 2019-07-31