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Artur Ekert

Born: 19-Sep-1961
Birthplace: Wroclaw, Poland

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Quantum cryptography

Artur Ekert is a leading investigator of quantum computation who, in 1991, devised of a system of quantum cryptography, in which data-carrying quantum-entangled pairs of photons are transmitted by laser in such a way that any interference will be detected. He has also studied atomic clocks, decoherence free subspaces, entanglement swapping, quantum cloning and purification, and the relation between mathematical proofs and the laws of physics.

    University: BS, Jagiellonian University (1980)
    University: MS Physics and Mathematics, Jagiellonian University (1985)
    University: PhD Physics, Oxford University (1991)
    Scholar: Quantum Physics, Oxford University (1991-98)
    Teacher: Physics, Oxford University (1994-98)
    Professor: Physics, Oxford University (1998-2002)
    Professor: Physics, National University of Singapore (2002-)
    Professor: Quantum Physics, Cambridge University (2002-)

    Hughes Medal 2007
    Naturalized UK Citizen
    Polish Ancestry

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Author of books:
The Physics of Quantum Information: Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Teleportation, Quantum Computation (2000, with Dirk Bouwmeester and Anton Zeilinger)

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