Helmut G. Katzgraber  


Helmut Katzgraber

Helmut Katzgraber was born in Lima, Peru and is of Austrian descent. After growing up in Lima and completing military duties in Austria, he studied physics at ETH Zurich. In 2001 he received his PhD in Physics at the University of California Santa Cruz. After postdoc positions at the University of California Davis and ETH Zurich, in 2007 he was awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation professorship. In 2009 he joined Texas A&M University, receiving an NSF CAREER award in 2011. Since 2015 he holds the rank of professor. In addition, he is an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. Since 2018 he is principal researcher at Microsoft. His interests in computational physics are the investigation of disordered systems, algorithms, as well as the study of problems related to novel computing paradigms, such as quantum computing. In his spare time he likes to scuba dive, run, and eat gelato.

Contact Information

E-mail: firstname@lastname.org
Phone: +1 (979) 276-6067

Mini CV

10/92 — 04/97 Diploma in Physics (ETH Zürich)
10/97 — 06/98 Master of Science (UC Santa Cruz)
06/98 — 08/01 Doctorate Degree (PhD, UC Santa Cruz)
10/01 — 10/02 Postdoctoral Researcher (UC Davis)
10/02 — 03/07 Postdoctoral Researcher (ITP ETH Zürich)
03/07 — 03/13 Assistant Professor (SNF, ITP ETH Zürich)
01/09 — 08/12 Assistant Professor (Texas A&M University)
09/12 — 08/15 Associate Professor (with tenure, Texas A&M University)
09/15 — Professor (Texas A&M University)
07/14 — External Professor (Santa Fe Institute)
02/19 — Affiliate Professor (University of Washington)
02/17 — 08/18 Head of Research, 1QB Information Technologies (1QBit)
06/17 — 08/18 Consultant, Microsoft Research
08/18 — Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research