Igor Sokolov is a PhD student at IBM Research - Zurich team working on the development of new quantum algorithms for optimisation and quantum chemistry simulations.
Igor received his BSc in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He continued his studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) to obtain his MSc in Theoretical Physics. He wrote his Master's thesis on “Quantum algorithms for electronic structure calculations” supervised by Prof. Manfred Sigrist at ETHZ and Dr. Ivano Tavernelli at IBM. His work contributed to the publication “Quantum algorithms for electronic structure calculations: particle/hole Hamiltonian and optimized wavefunction expansions” by Panagiotis Kl. Barkoutsos et al.
In his leisure time, Igor enjoys playing piano, composing music, running and playing tennis.