Pierre-Luc Dallaire-Demers

Pierre-Luc Dallaire-Demers, Ph.D.

Quantum Research Scientist

Pierre-Luc Dallaire-Demers earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics in 2016. His Ph.D. work focused on quantum simulation methods with superconducting quantum processors. He continued his research as a post-doc in the Aspuru-Guzik group, where he went from studying materials for superconducting qubits to model high-temperature superconductors. Pierre-Luc briefly worked on quantum machine learning algorithms at Xanadu before accepting the opportunity to lead the opening of the Zapata office in Canada.

Question & Answer

What is a quantum problem you dream of solving?

Solving the inverse functional design problem for materials and molecules would be pretty neat.

What are people often surprised to know about you?

I took hypnosis classes ten years ago.

What’s your superpower?

The power of tautologies

If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?

Cédric Villani, one of the greatest mind of our time  & Joe Satriani, guitar god

 What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Ut tensio sic vis