Professor Simon has PhDs in physics from Johns Hopkins University and in electrical engineering from Boston University. Over the years he has taught numerous courses in physics, astronomy, math, and statistics. He has also been the author or coauthor of many scientific publications, in areas ranging from mathematical physics and quantum field theory to optical engineering.

Although his original training was in elementary particle physics, his recent research has focused on quantum optics and has included work both on fundamental scientific issues and on practical applications to areas such as microscopy and quantum cryptography. He is primarily a theorist, but continues to collaborate closely with an experimental research group in quantum optics based at Boston University.


  • B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Ohio State University
  • M.A. and Ph.D., Physics, John Hopkins University
  • M.S. and Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Boston University

Courses Taught

  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics III
  • Quantum Physics
  • Quarks & Quanta: Exploring the Subatomic World

Recent Publications

  1. Coherent State Quantum Key Distribution Based on Entanglement Sudden Death, G. Jaeger, David S. Simon, and A. V. Sergienko, Quantum Information Processing (2015).
  2. Discrimination and Synthesis of Recursive Quantum States in High-Dimensional Hilbert Spaces,  S. Simon, C. A. Fitzpatrick and A.V. Sergienko, Phys. Rev. A  91, 043806 (2015)
  3. High-Capacity Imaging and Rotationally Insensitive Object Identification with Correlated Orbital Angular Momentum States, A. Fitzpatrick, D. S. Simon, A. V. Sergienko, International Journal of Quantum Information, 12, 1560013 (2015).
  4. High Capacity Quantum Key Distribution via Hyper-Entangled Degrees of Freedom, D. S. Simon and A. V. Sergienko, New Journal of Physics, 16, 063052 (2014).
  5. Quantum Information in Communication and Imaging, S. Simon, G. Jaeger, and A. V. Sergienko, International Journal of Quantum Information, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1430004 (2014). (Published simultaneously in proceedings of the Advanced School in Quantum Foundations and Open Quantum Systems)
  6. Entangled-Coherent-State Quantum Key Distribution with Entanglement Witnessing,  S. Simon, G. Jaeger, and A. V. Sergienko, Physical Review A 89012315 (2014)
  7. Implications of disentanglement and locality induction for quantum information processing and cryptography, G. Jaeger,  Simon, A. Sergienko, Quantum Matter, 2, 427-435 (Invited paper, 2013).
  8. High Capacity Quantum Fibonacci Coding for Key Distribution, S. Simon, J. Trevino, N. Lawrence, L. dal Negro, and A.V. Sergienko, Physical Review A 87, 032312 (2013).