Anton Zeilinger#

Anton Zeilinger
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Membership Number:2938
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2013 President of Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2004- Scientific director, IQOQI, Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • 1999- Full professor of Experimental physics, University of Vienna
  • 1990-1999 Full professor of experimental physics, University of Innsbruck
  • 1988-1989 Full professor of physics, Technical University of Munich
  • 2001-2004 Senior Humboldt Fellow, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 1995 Chaire Internationale, College de France, Paris
  • 1986-1989 Adjunct Full professor, part time, Hampshire College, Amherst, USA
  • 1983-1990 Regular summer research appointments at M.I.T. USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Quantum optics, neutron interferometry, neutron, atom and molecule optics, mesoscopic physics
  • Fundamental investigations concerning (quantum) information
  • Fundamental investigations in quantum physics, theory, experiments and paradoxes
  • Quantum computation, communication, teleportation and cryptography
  • Quantum information processing resources ( entanglement, non-locality)

Honours and Awards
  • 1998 Member of Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2013 president
  • 2002 Member of Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
  • 2005 Member of German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina
  • 2009 Foreign member, Académie des Sciences, Institut de France
  • Honorary doctorates from Gdansk and Humboldt universities
  • 2010 Wolf-Prize in Physics, Wolf Foundation, Israel, 2010
  • 2009 Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2008 Quantum Communication award, Tamagawa University, Japan
  • 2008 Isaac Newton Medal, Institute of Physics, UK
  • 2005 Descartes prize, European Commission
  • 2005 Grand Gold Decoration, City of Vienna
  • 2004 Lorenz-Oken-Medal, Society of German Researchers and Physicians, Germany
  • 2004 Klopsteg Award, American Association of Physics Teachers
  • 2001 Austrian equivalent to the Order of Merit
  • 1996 Austrian Scientist of the Year

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