Anton Zeilinger (PhD 1971, Vienna University) is Professor of Physics at the University of Vienna and President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.…read more
Anton Zeilinger (PhD 1971, Vienna University) is Professor of Physics at the University of Vienna and President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He has performed many groundbreaking experiments in quantum mechanics, from important fundamental tests all the way to innovative applications. Most of his research concerns the fundamental aspects and applications of quantum entanglement. He is one of the pioneers of the new field of quantum information science. The most important stations of his career include M.I.T., the Collége de France, the Technical Universities Munich and Vienna, Oxford University and the University of Innsbruck. Among his many awards and prizes are the Willis E. Lamb Award, the German Order Pour le Mérite, Wolf Prize, the Inaugural Isaac Newton Medal of the Institute of Physics, the Medaille du Collége de France, the Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany and the King Faisal Prize. Among the US National Academy of Sciences, he is a member of many Academies.
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