Beni Yoshida is currently a five-year senior postdoctoral researcher at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 2012 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Edward Farhi and Peter Shor. Afterward, he was awarded the David and Ellen Lee Postdoctoral Scholarship in Theoretical Physics at California Institute of Technology (2012–2015) working in John Preskill’s group.
His research is focused on applications of quantum information theory to problems of quantum many-body physics. In particular, he has used the techniques of quantum coding theory to find novel topological phases of matter and developed a framework of classifying fault-tolerant logical gates by using topological gauge theories. More recently, he has become interested in black hole physics, trying to expand his horizons further.