# Lov Grover

Lov Grover | |
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Alma mater | Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Stanford University |

Known for | Grover's algorithm |

Scientific career | |

Institutions | Bell Labs Cornell University |

Thesis | New concepts in free electron lasers (1985) |

**Lov Kumar Grover** (born 1961) is an Indian-American computer scientist. He is the originator of the Grover database search algorithm used in quantum computing.^{[1]} Grover's 1996 algorithm won renown as the second major algorithm proposed for quantum computing (after Shor's 1994 algorithm),^{[2]}^{[3]} and in 2017 was finally implemented in a scalable physical quantum system.^{[4]} Grover's algorithm has been the subject of numerous popular science articles.^{[5]}^{[6]}

Grover received his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1981^{[7]} and his PhD in Electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1985.^{[8]}^{[9]} In 1984, he went to Bell Laboratories. He worked as a visiting professor at Cornell University from 1987 to 1994.^{[7]} He retired in 2008 becoming an independent researcher.^{[10]}

## Publications[edit]

- Grover L.K.:
*A fast quantum mechanical algorithm for database search*, Proceedings, 28th Annual ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing, (May 1996) p. 212 - Grover L.K.:
*From Schrödinger's equation to quantum search algorithm*, American Journal of Physics, 69(7): 769–777, 2001. Pedagogical review of the algorithm and its history. - Grover L.K.: Quantum Computing: How the weird logic of the subatomic world could make it possible for machines to calculate millions of times faster than they do today
*The Sciences*, July/August 1999, pp. 24–30. - What's a Quantum Phone Book?, Lov Grover, Lucent Technologies

## References[edit]

**^**"Quantum Leap in Searching".*Wired*. 25 July 2000. Archived from the original on July 3, 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2010.**^**Simonite, Tom (2018-08-24). "The Wired Guide to Quantum Computing".*Wired*. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-01-22.**^**Bleicher, Ariel (2018-02-19). "The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computers".*Wired*. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-01-22.**^**Emerging Technology from the arXiv. "The first quantum search algorithm on a scalable quantum computer has important implications".*MIT Technology Review*. Retrieved 2019-01-22.**^**By (2018-02-07). "Quantum Searching in Your Browser".*Hackaday*. Retrieved 2019-01-22.**^**"Cats, Qubits, and Teleportation: The Spooky World of Quantum Computation Applications (Part 3)".*InfoQ*. Retrieved 2019-01-22.- ^
^{a}^{b}"Dr Lov K. Grover".*Alumni Affairs, IITD*. Retrieved 10 November 2021. **^**Grover, L. K. (1985-12-01). "New concepts in free electron lasers".*Ph.D. Thesis*. Bibcode:1985PhDT........18G.**^**Grover, Lov; Pantell, R. (July 1985). "Simplified analysis of free-electron lasers using Madey's theorem".*IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics*.**21**(7): 944–951. Bibcode:1985IJQE...21..944G. doi:10.1109/JQE.1985.1072775. ISSN 0018-9197.**^**"Dr. Lov Grover: Is Quantum Searching a Universal Property of Nature?".*Columbia University*. 2021-10-14. Retrieved 2022-03-27.