IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Benjamin Schumacher, Kenyon College, USA

Benjamin SchumacherQuantum theory and axiomatic foundations of thermodynamics

1 - 31 March 2018

Professor Schumacher is a noted researcher on quantum information theory and related issues and one of the founders of Quantum Information, as well as one of the most influential researchers in the field today. He has made seminal contributions in these fields, including the discovery of quantum data compression and fundamental results about the information capacities of quantum channels.  He is credited with introducing the term “qubit'' for the fundamental unit of quantum information.   

In addition to his research work, he is the co-author of an innovative textbook entitled Quantum Processes, Systems and Information (Cambridge, 2010) and has created four video courses on Physics for The Great Courses. Professor Schumacher was a recipient of the 2002 Quantum Communication Award, was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and has been both a Rosenbaum Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute and a Moore Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology.  Since 1988 he has served on the faculty of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he is Professor of Physics.

During his stay Professor Schumacher will be hosted by Professor Sandu Popescu  (Physics)

Professor Schumacher will giving the following seminars: