Coming of Age With Quantum Information: Notes on a Paulian Idea

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 6, 2011 - Science - 600 pages
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A passionate and personal account of the early days of quantum information and quantum computing, this unique book is a collection of more than 500 letters between the author and many of the founders of these intriguing fields. Christopher A. Fuchs is one of the most penetrating modern thinkers on the philosophical foundations of quantum mechanics. This remarkable book follows his journey as he comes to grips with the quantum world. It contains correspondence with Charles Bennett, Gilles Brassard, Rolf Landauer, N. David Mermin, Michael Nielsen, Asher Peres, John Preskill, Abner Shimony, William Wootters, Anton Zeilinger, and many others. Filled with diary entries, anecdotes, historical selections, and research ideas, this book will fascinate physicists, philosophers, and historians of science.

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Christopher A. Fuchs is a Visiting Professor at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada. Formerly a Lee DuBridge Prize Fellow at the California Institute of Technology and a winner of the prestigious E. T. S. Walton Award, Science Foundation Ireland, he was recently elected Vice Chair for the American Physical Society Topical Group on Quantum Information, to become Chair in 2011.

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