Dr Pete Shadbolt
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at PsiQuantum


Dr Pete Shadbolt is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of PsiQuantum, a quantum computing company on a mission to build the world’s first useful quantum computer. After earning his PhD in experimental photonic quantum computing from the University of Bristol in 2014, Pete was a postdoc at Imperial College researching the theory of photonic QC. During his time at Bristol, he demonstrated the first-ever Variational Quantum Eigensolver and the first-ever public API to a quantum processor. He has been awarded: the 2014 EPSRC “Rising Star” by the British Research Council; the EPSRC Recognizing Inspirational Scientists and Engineers Award; and the European Physics Society Thesis Prize.

Agenda Sessions

  • Making the Quantum Leap – Are We There Yet?