Austrian quantum physicist, professor of experimental physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria, Anton Zeilinger was elected by the National Academy of Sciences. A great and rare honor to join the ranks of Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison and only the fifth Austrian after Konrad Lorenz, Peter Schuster, Walter Thirring and Peter Zoller, to achieve this honor.
The professor, also known as “Mr. Beam” has reached worldwide fame with his pioneering contributions to quantum physics, including quantum entanglement, teleportation, and cryptography.. In 2012 The “American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)” has elected Prof. Anton Zeilinger to be a fellow.
Zeillinger is impressed by the US-American approach to science. “I am impressed by the positive approach to science. It’s impossible does not exist. This kind of openness is wonderful.”
Zeilinger was born 1945 in Ried im Innkreis (Upper Austria) and studied physics in Vienna. He has held positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Technical University of Munich, the Technical University of Vienna, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Melbourne and the College de France (Paris) and conducted research activities in Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA) and at Merton College of Oxford University. Since 1999 he is Professor for Experimental Physics at the University of Vienna, since 2004 Scientific Director of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information IQOQI (IQOQI) , Austrian Academy of Sciences.