Anand Natarajan


I am a fifth-year PhD student in the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT, supervised by Aram Harrow. Prior to this, from 2009 to 2013 I was a student at Stanford University, graduating with a BS in Physics and an MS in Computer Science.

Office: 6-415
Email: first name and last initial at mit dot edu

(Photo credit: T. Jin)

Research Interests

My research is in theoretical quantum information. I am particularly interested in nonlocality (e.g. Bell inequalities and nonlocal games), quantum complexity theory (especially the power of quantum interactive proof systems), and semidefinite programming hierarchies. My favorite complexity classes are MIP* and QMA(2).


In the fall of 2017, Aram Harrow and I co-taught a mini-course on SDP Hierarchies and Computational Aspects of Entanglement as part of the trimester on Analysis in Quantum Information Theory at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris. Some scribe notes are available here.

Publications and preprints

My papers are available on the arXiv.