University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Abigail and John Van Vleck Lectures

Anton Zeilinger

Faculty of Physics
University of Vienna
Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Austrian Academy of Sciences

Public Lecture
5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150, Van Vleck Auditorium
"Quantum Games, Quantum Information, and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics"
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Reception to precede the lecture in Room 130.

3:35 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150, Van Vleck Auditorium
"Quantum Communication, Quantum Computation and Quantum Simulation with Entangled Photons"
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Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium

Anton Zeilinger Bio

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. Stages in his career include the Technical Universities of Vienna and Munich, the M.I.T., the University of Innsbruck, and the College de France.

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.