Jiri Vala


SFI Research Fellow


Department of Mathematical Physics

National University of Ireland


Co. Kildare


Phone.:     +353-1-7083553

Fax:          +353-1-7083967

Email:        jiri.vala@nuim.ie



Passed Events


Summer School on Quantum Information and Control (QUIC 2007),

NUI Maynooth, August 27-31, 2007


International Workshop on Topological Quantum Computing,

Dublin, September 10-14, 2007



Mini-Symposium on Topological Quantum Computation

NUI Maynooth, January 6-7, 2007


All-Island Conference on Quantum Information Science and Technology,

NUI Maynooth, April 19-20, 2007


ICHEC/NUIM High-Performance Computing Workshop,

NUI Maynooth, May 7-11, 2007





·        The world’s first practical quantum computer is unveiled – The Economist, February 15, 2007

·        The NUIM undergraduate course MP472 Quantum Information and Computation is now online

·        Here are slides of my tutorial presentation on Topological Quantum Computation at the Symposium on Quantum Technologies at the University of Cambridge

·        This April Scientific American published a feature article about topological quantum computation by Graham P. Collins “Computing with Quantum Knots” – check it out!

·        The program on Topological Phases and Quantum Computation at KITP, University of California at Santa Barbara

·        The Irish Times highlighted our research in the article by Dick Ahlstrom “Quantum ‘weirdness’ offers huge potential” on 23rd February, 2006

·        Our research is sponsored by the Science Foundation Ireland through the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award


Research interests



·        topological phases of condensed matter systems

·        topological quantum computation

·        theory of decoherence

·        quantum error correction and suppression

·        fault tolerant quantum computation




·        CONQUEST, Marie Curie Research Training Network, European Commision

·        ERA Pilot QIST, 6th Framework Program, European Union


Curriculum Vitae