Patrick Hayden is a professor of physics at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford, Hayden was the Canada Research Chair in the Physics of Information at McGill University. He is currently a Simons Investigator, distinguished research chair of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Hayden’s research focuses on understanding the ultimate limits physics imposes on information processing, and finding ways to exploit quantum mechanics to achieve otherwise impossible communications and computing goals. Recently he has also been applying the methods of quantum information theory to the study of black hole physics and quantum gravity.