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Chris Beeler

Hi! I'm David, currently working on my PhD in computational physics, where I'd like to implement machine learning strategies in quantum computing and cybersecurity applications. Outside of work, I'm a member of the uOttawa trivia club, and I love to spend time with my two horses (Beeb and Bertie), and my five fancy goldfish (Diddy, Limmy, Baloo, Tilly, and Little Bit)!



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PhD research

Coming soon...

Masters research

"Majorana Fermions in Synthetic Quasi-One-Dimensional Systems – AI and Quantum Computer Driven Simulation Tools", studying emergence of Majorana fermions in 1D quantum wires for use in quantum computing, and the use of Kitaev's chain as a model Hamiltonian for electronic structure calculations on quantum computers. University of Ottawa, 2022.

Undergraduate research

"Device Modelling of Intermediate Band Solar Cells", studying efficiency of intermediate band solar cells with finite differences methods. University of Ottawa, 2020.

Publications / Posters / Presentations

  • "Kitaev Chains and Rings: Majorana Zero Modes and Artificial Gauges", David J. Gayowsky, Amintor Dusko, Jacob Manalo, Mahan Mohseni, and Pawel Hawrylak. Forthcoming in 2022.
  • "Intermediate Band Mobility Requirements in Intermediate Band Solar Cells", A. Stolow, D. J. Gayowsky, M. M. Wilkins, J. J. Krich. 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Conference Specialists Proceedings (2020).
  • "Kitaev Chains and Rings: Majorana Zero Modes and Artificial Gauges", David J. Gayowsky. Poster and Presentation. International Workshop on Quantum Circuits in 2D Materials (QC2DM 2022) (2022).


  • University of Ottawa Admissions Scholarship (2016, 2020, 2022).
  • Roger Guindon Scholarship (2018).
  • Dean's Honour List and University of Ottawa Merit Scholarship (2017, 2018, 2020).
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