FORA.tv Speaker - Michael Nielsen
Michael Nielsen is a Toronto-based writer currently completing a book about open science. In a past life he was a theoretical physicist, working from 1992-2008 on quantum computation. Together with Ike Chuang of MIT, he wrote the standard text on quantum computation, now one of the ten most highly cited physics books of all time. He is the author of more than fifty scientific papers, including invited contributions to Nature and Scientific American. His research contributions include one of the first quantum teleportation experiments, named as one of Science Magazine's Top Ten Breakthroughs of the Year for 1998, quantum gate teleportation, quantum process tomography, the fundamental majorization theorem for comparing entangled quantum states, and critical contributions to the formula for the quantum channel capacity.
Nielsen was educated at the University of Queensland, and as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of New Mexico. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, as the Richard Chace Tolman Prize Fellow at Caltech, was Foundation Professor of Quantum Information Science and a Federation Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a Senior Faculty Member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He left Perimeter Institute in order to work on open science.
07.30.10 | 01:12:06 min
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