ANTON ZEILINGER is a physicist who has held teaching and research positions at M.I.T., the Universities of Innsbruck and Oxford, at the Technical Universities of Vienna and Munich, at the College de France in Paris. Presently he is a Professor of Physics at the Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics, Quantum Information Institute of University of Vienna.
His work has received world-wide attention, most notably his first realization of quantum teleportation and most recently our quantum interference experiments with buckyball molecules, the largest objects ever to have demonstrated quantum phenomena. In terms of research his next goal is to extend the validity of quantum phenomena experimentally to the realm of even larger objects and perhaps even to life itself.
He has written a number of articles on quantum physics for a general audience in journals like Scientific American, Nature, Science, Neue Zurcher Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
He is the author of Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation.