Anton Zeilinger

Anton Zeilinger
Anton Zeilinger
Physicist, University of Vienna; Scientific Director, Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information; President, Austrian Academy of Sciences; Author, Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation

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. He us Professor of Physics at the Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics, Quantum Information Institute of University of Vienna; and he is President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

His work has received world-wide attention, most notably as a pioneer in the field of quantum information and of the foundations of quantum mechanics. He realized many important quantum information protocols for the first time, including quantum teleportation of an independent qubit, entanglement swapping (i.e. the teleportation of an entangled state), hyper-dense coding (which was the first entanglement-based protocol ever realized in experiment), entanglement-based quantum cryptography, one-way quantum computation and blind quantum computation. His further contributions to the experimental and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics include multi-particle entanglement and matter wave interference all the way from neutrons via atoms to macromolecules such as fullerenes.

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.

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