Anton Zeilinger

Austrian quantum physicist

Anton Zeilinger (born 20 May 1945) is an Austrian quantum physicist. He is currently professor of physics at the University of Vienna and director of the Vienna branch of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information IQOQI at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Zeilinger works in the new field of quantum information and is renowned for his realization of quantum teleportation with photons.

Anton Zeilinger


  • I think there is a need for something completely new. Something that is too different, too unexpected, to be accepted as yet.
    • as quoted by Colin Bruce (2004). Schrödinger's rabbits: the many worlds of quantum. Joseph Henry Press. p. 213. ISBN 0309090512. 

Quotes about Zeilinger

  • It was easy in the early nineties to make a list of great things that could be done, now that there was such a convenient source of entangled pairs. Anton's claim to fame is that he went and did them.
    • Michael Horne (physicist), as quoted by Louisa Gilder, in The Age of Entanglement, Vintage Books, 2008, p. 317.
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