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Anton Zeilinger to deliver Van Vleck Lecture

Professor Anton Zeilinger
Professor Anton Zeilinger
Jaqueline Godany
                                                       

Anton Zeilinger, a pioneer in the field of Quantum Information will deliver the 35th John and Abigail Van Vleck Lecture. He will speak on the topic of "Quantum Games, Quantum Information, and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics" on Thursday March 10th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 150, Tate Laboratory of Physics.

Anton Zeilinger is Professor of Physics at the University of Vienna and Scientific Director at the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Among his distinctions are the Wolf prize in physics, the inaugural Isaac Newton Medal of the UK Institute of Physics, and the King Faisal Prize of Science. He is an honorary professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and member of seven scientific academies. Zeilinger works both experimentally and theoretically on the foundations of quantum physics and their applications to quantum information science and technology. His fundamental experiments include quantum interference of neutrons, photons, atoms, and macromolecules, discovery and first realization of multiparticle entanglement, and precision tests of the concepts of reality and locality in quantum physics. These experiments and concepts have become central to the emerging field of quantum information science where Zeilinger performed pioneering realizations of quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, and quantum computation.

Professor Zeilinger's writings in the field of quantum information have appeared in numerous anthologies on the topic. In 2005 he wrote Einstein's Spuk (Einstein's Nightmare: teleportation and other mysteries of quantum physics, published in German and in 2010 he wrote Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation, published in German and English. The book is a top-selling selection among popular physics titles on Amazon.

Professor Zeilinger will also deliver the School of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on Wednesday, March 9th at 3:35 p.m. in Room 131 Tate Laboratory of Physics.

A live webcast of the Van Vleck Public Lecture will be available online.