Ryohei (Rio) Weil

MSc Physics student at The University of British Columbia and the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute.


BRIM 380

2355 East Mall

Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4

My research at UBC is in the field of quantum computation and quantum information theory, under the supervision of Dr. Robert Raussendorf. I also work as a contractor for the Quantum Architecture Team at Xanadu, where I was a 2023 research resident. Broadly, I am interested in understanding the source of the computational speedup that quantum computers have over their classical counterparts and fault-tolerance. Specifically, I work on realizations of computational phases of matter on Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) devices, and topological and photonic quantum error correction.

I graduated with a BSc in Combined Honours in Physics and Mathematics (with distinction) from UBC in May 2022. My honours thesis was on algorithms for symmetry-protected MBQC experiments, supervised by Dr. Robert Raussendorf.

My CV can be found here.

Outside of research, I enjoy teaching and outreach (I used to coordinate the UBC Physics Circle). When I’m not thinking about physics, I like to spend my time bouldering, playing indie games, and listening to/playing music (you can find songs from my a cappella group Choral Reef here).