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Stefan got his PhD in high energy theoretical physics from UC Berkeley, and was a postdoc at Caltech and UC Berkeley. His primary research topics were AdS/CFT and quantum field theory, especially in the dynamics of entanglement entropy, along with work in cosmology and statistical mechanics. After leaving academia he entered the quantum computing industry, and is currently a research scientist leading the quantum technologies team at X (formerly Google X). Current research interests include applications of tensor networks and near-term uses of quantum computers.