Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics
Peter Shor is the Morss Professor of Applied Mathematics and Chair of the Applied Mathematics Committee in MIT’s Department of Mathematics. His current research interests are in theoretical computer science: on algorithms, quantum computing and combinatorics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Science and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He has also received a Gödel Prize, Micius Quantum Prize, and a King Faisal International Prize in Science. He earned a BA in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology, and a PhD in applied mathematics from MIT.
- Ding, D., Quek, Y., Shor, P. W., Wilde, M. M. (2019). Entropy Bound for the Classical Capacity of a Quantum Channel Assisted by Classical Feedback. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Paris, France, pages 250-254.
- Zhuang, Q., Shor, P. W., Shapiro, J. H. (2018). Resource theory of Non-Gaussian Operations. Phys. Rev. A 97, 052317.
- Zhuang, Q., Zhu, E. Y., Shor, P. W. (2017). Additive Classical Capacity of Quantum Channels Assisted by Noisy Entanglement. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 200503.
- Zhu, E. Y., Zhuang, Q., Hsieh, M.-H., Shor, P. W. (2017). Superadditivity in Trade-Off Capacities of Quantum Channels. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory PP(99):1-1.
- April 26, 2019: MIT News, Peter Shor wins 2018 Micius Quantum Prize.
- March 1, 2019: MIT News, Securing the “internet of things” in the quantum age.
- November 18, 2016: MIT News, Entanglement bonanza.
- March 3, 2016: MIT News, The beginning of the end for encryption schemes?