J.K. Slingerland
Department of Theoretical Physics
Maynooth University
Maynooth, co. Kildare, Ireland

Hi, I am Joost Slingerland . I'm a theoretical physicist working on topological phenomena in condensed matter physics and on their application to topological quantum computation. For some introductory material on topological quantum computing you can view my Topological Quantum Media Pages.

I am a lecturer in the department of theoretical physics at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. I am also affiliated with the School of Theoretical Physics of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (I was a Schrödinger Fellow there from 2007 until 2009). I am a member of DaQisT, the Dublin Area Quantum Information Science and Technology Group.

Here's a link to a list of my publications and other writings.
I lead a Research Group, sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland and by the Irish Research Council.
There are currently vancancies in the group for


In Autumn 2019, I am teaching

In Spring 2019, I taught

Some history...
In 2006-2007, I was a postdoc at UC Riverside, with Kirill Shtengel, as well as a long term visitor in theoretical physics at the Institute for Quantum Information at Caltech. Before that I worked at Station Q , Microsoft's research station dedicated to topological quantum computation, which was housed in the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB and then moved to the adjacent California Nanosystems Institute.

Right now, I am not looking for a new job. Still, you are welcome to have a look at

I also sing with Cuore (also on Facebook if that's your thing).
I have previously sung with The Mornington Singers, Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, Calton Consort, Canticum Anglicum and in church choirs at St. Michael and All Saints Church in Edinburgh and at All Saints Church in Pasadena.