Chad Rigetti is a physicist and entrepreneur that was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In 2013 Rigetti founded of Rigetti Quantum Computing, a company building quantum computers and superconducting quantum processors, and the first company to develop a full-stack programming and execution environment for hybrid classical quantum-computing. Rigetti's company has received investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Vy Capital, and other investors exceeding $70 million, and has more than 50 patents.
From 2002 to 2009, Chad Rigetti studied applied physics at Yale University and graduated with a PhD. During his Phd Rigetti focused on on the experimental and theoretical study of superconducting circuits for quantum computation, circuit fabrication with nanolithography, and quantum information theory.
From 1998 to 2002, Chad Rigetti studied physics at the University of Regina. He graduated the program with a bachelor of science degree in physics, made the dean's honour list, and played varsity wrestling during his time at the University of Regina.