• John Goold

John Goold Associate Professor

Prof. John Goold is an Associate Professor and a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin. John is a theoretical physicist whose work specialises on the interface between quantum mechanics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. He is particularly interested in how irreversibility emerges from quantum dynamics.

He received his PhD from UCC in 2010 and then pursued postdoctoral research in NUS Singapore, University of Oxford (Marie Curie Fellow) and ICTP Trieste. In 2018 he returned to Ireland to start his research group QuSys at Trinity. In the past 4 years he has received over 5 million euro in various grants and awards. This includes an SFI-Royal Society Fellowship, an ERC starting grant, an ERC proof of concept award, EPRSC-SFI joint award and SFI Frontiers for the future grant. He recently launched and now directs an MSc degree programme in Quantum Science and Technology in the school of physics.

Recently John forged research partnerships with both IBM and Microsoft on the topic of quantum simulation and launched the TCD-Microsoft Fellowships for the best two female applicants for the MSc programme. In 2020 John was elected to the Young Academy of Europe and in 2022 he became a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.

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