David Deutsch

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
David Deutsch

Name: David Elieser Deutsch

Born: 1953 in Haifa, Israel

Computer-related contributions

  • British physicist at the University of Oxford. Known for the Church-Turing-Deutsch principle, Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm, Quantum logic gate, Quantum circuit, Quantum error correction, Qubit field theory, and Quantum constructor theory.
  • Pioneered the field of quantum computation by being the first person to formulate a description for a quantum Turing machine, as well as an algorithm designed to run on a quantum computer.

Significant publications

  • The Fabric of Reality (1997).
  • The Beginning of Infinity (2011).

Honors and awards

  • Awarded the Dirac Prize of the Institute of Physics (1998).
  • Edge of Computation Science Prize (2005).