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West, Colin G Instructor


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  • My background and training are in computational many-body quantum theory, with a focus on quantum information theory. I am particularly interested in classical simulation of quantum systems, topological phases of matter, and measurements of quantum entanglement. Lately, I have also been interested in theoretical frameworks underlying how we teach and learn physics, especially through the use of modern technologies and multimedia materials. I am dedicated to improving equity and inclusivity in physics education, both in my classroom and in the discipline as a whole.


  • Physics Education Research, Quantum Information Theory, Entanglement, Quantum Many-Body Physics, Tensor Networks


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