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Nick Stair

Nick Stair


Office:  52-E43
Phone:  805-756-2261


  • Ph.D. Theoretical Chemistry, Emory University, 2021

  • B.S. Chemistry, Cal Poly SLO, 2017
  • B.A. Physics, Cal Poly SLO, 2017

Research Interests

My research lies at the interface of molecular electronic structure theory and quantum computing. Specifically, I focus on the development of new quantum computational algorithms for solving the Schrödinger equation and their implementation on high-performance state vector simulators.
Programming is the ‘bench work’ of my research, and I encourage any students interested in physics, computer science, or chemistry to contact me.
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