Tamer Elkholy

Tamer Elkholy, Ph.D.

Quantum Solution Engineer

Tamer is a physicist with a background in both industry and academia. He studied galaxy clusters and cosmology for his doctoral thesis at MIT, before joining Hewlett Packard in a consulting role in enterprise software. He then returned to physics, taking an assistant professor position at the Zewail City for Science and Technology, in Egypt. He has turned his focus now to quantum computing where he aims to combine his physics, computing and consulting skills.



Question & Answer

Why have you chosen a career in quantum?

Because it’s physics and technology, and because it could change the world.


What is a problem you dream of solving (with quantum)?

Quantum computers could discover new materials and new medicine that can drastically improve our lives. That would be a game-changer


What are people often surprised to know about you?

Perhaps that I fluently speak 3-4 languages, depending on how you count languages!