The Anti-Infinity Parade

Abdullah Khalid

I am an Assistant Professor of Physics in the Integrated Sciences and Mathematics (iSciM) program at Habib University, Karachi, Pakistan. I am interested in the study of quantum theory and relativity through the lens of information and computation theory. I also like designing experiments, particularly quantum optics ones, for quantum information applications.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Physics), University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2013 -- 2018.
  • Bachelor of Science (Physics), Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, 2008 -- 2012.


  • Abdullah Khalid, Dylan Spivak, Barry C. Sanders, and Hubert de Guise, Permutational symmetries for coincidence rates in multimode multiphotonic interferometry. Physical Review A 97, 063802, 2018. arXiv:1709.06615.
  • Ya-Dong Wu, Abdullah Khalid, and Barry C. Sanders, Efficient code for relativistic quantum summoning. New Journal of Physics 20, 063052, 2018. arXiv:1711.10594.
  • Ish Dhand, Abdullah Khalid, He Lu, and Barry C. Sanders, Accurate and precise characterization of linear optical interferometers. Journal of Optics 18, 035204, 2016. arXiv:1508.00283.
  • Abdullah Khalid, Multi-Mode Multi-Photon Interferometry Applications for Quantum Information Processing (doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. September 2018. Advisor: Barry C. Sanders.
  • Abdullah Khalid and Hassan Bukhari, Domestic Concentrated Solar Thermal Co-generation Plants for Pakistan (undergraduate final year project thesis). School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. May 2012. Advisors: Sabieh Anwar, Nauman Zaffar.


  • Dhanani School of Science and Engineering, Habib University, Pakistan.
    • PHY300/CS314 Quantum Computing. Spring 2021.
    • PHY302/MATH302 Mathematical Methods for Physics. Spring 2021.
    • Phy101L Mechanic and Thermodynamics Lab. Spring 2021.
    • SCI122 Inventing the Information Age. Fall 2020.
    • MATH202 Engineering Math. Fall 2020.
    • PHY300/CS314 Quantum Computing. Spring 2020.
    • PHY101 Mechanics Thermodynamics. Spring 2020.
    • MATH352/PHY352 Group Theory for Physicists. Spring 2020.
    • PHY202 Quantum Mechanics I. Fall 2019.
    • Phy101L Mechanic and Thermodynamics Lab. Fall 2019.
    • MATH202 Engineering Math. Fall 2019.
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, Canada.
    • PHYS365 Acoustics, Optics and Modern Physics. Fall 2016. Taught a 5 week module on Modern Physics.

Public Outreach

  • Member, QEducation team at QWorld. February, 2021 -.
  • Mentor at QBronze46. 23-28 November, 2020.
  • Organizer and workshop lead, QBronze38, Pakistan. 2-6 November, 2020.
  • How to start a quantum computing startup in Pakistan. Talk at Code.Play(“4.0”), Habib University, Karachi, Pakistan. 12 January 2020. slides
  • Radio interview on On the Line with Zuha. Runway Radio, Habib University, Karachi, Pakistan. 28 November 2019. FB video
  • Google just built a quantum computer(?), and Pakistan is sitting ducks! How to prepare for the coming quantum computing age. Talk at Guftugu Seminar Series, Habib University, Pakistan. 11 November 2019. slides
  • The Race To Demonstrate Quantum Supremacy, And Onward To Quantum Computers. Talk organized by Artificial Intelligence Club, Habib University, Pakistan. 5 November 2019. slides
  • Pakistan, quantum computing and cryptography. Talk at Science ka Adaa at The Second Floor, Karachi, Pakistan. 3 October 2019. slides YT Video FB Video



  • Email: abdullah (dot) khalid (at) sse (dot) habib (dot) edu (dot) pk
  • Email: abdullah khalid s (at) gmail (dot) com
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  • Twitter: @abdullahkhalids