The first event out of the event series was B08 - Vision of the Future, which took place in Bregenz on July 22, 2008. Our delighted guest speaker was **Prof. Dr. Anton Zeilinger** from Vienna. Dr. Zeilinger is a pioneer in the new field of quantum information, and is renowned for his realization of quantum teleportation with photons.

Born on May 20th, 1945 in Ried/Innkreis, Austria

Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna

Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Boltzmanngasse 3, 1090 Vienna, Austria

anton.zeilinger@univie.ac.at

- 1979 Habilitation, Technical University Vienna
- 1971 Ph.D., University of Vienna, thesis on "Neutron Depolarization in Dysprosium Single Crystals" under Prof. H. Rauch
- 1963-1971 Study of Physics and Mathematics, University Vienna
- 1963 Matura (School Leaving Examination), Bundesgymnasium

Wien 13, Fichtnergasse 15, Vienna

- 2004-present Scientific Director, IQOQI Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
- 1999-present Full Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Vienna
- 1990-1999 Full Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck
- 1988-1989 Full Professor of Physics (Lehrstuhlvertretung),

Technical University of Munich - 1983-1990 Associate Professor, Technical University of Vienna
- 1981-1983 Associate Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
- 1972-1981 (Visiting) Research Assistant (Senior), Atominstitut Vienna with Professor Helmut Rauch

- 2001-2004 Senior Humboldt Fellow, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
- 1998 Visiting Research Fellow, Merton College, Oxford University, UK
- 1995 Chaire Internationale, Collège de France, Paris, France
- 1986-1989 Adjunct Full Professor, part-time, Hampshire College,

Amherst, USA - 1983-1990 Regular summer research appointments at M.I.T., USA
- 1977-1978 Fulbright Fellow, Research Associate at M.I.T. in the Neutron Diffraction Laboratory under Prof. C.G. Shull (Nobel Laureate 1994), USA

- 1974-1989 Guest Researcher (part-time), Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France

- 2010 Celsius Lecture, Uppsala University
- 2009 Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Lectures, University of Hamburg
- 2009 Lecture, 150th birthday of Max Planck, Max Planck Society, German Physical Society, Berlin-Brandenburgische Academyof Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
- 2009 First Kavli Colloquium, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- 2009 PITP Lecture on Quantum Phenomena, Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics, Vancouver, Canada
- 2008 Asher Perez Memorial Lecture, Technion, Haifa, Israel
- 2007 Wolfgang-Paul Lecture, Bonn University, Germany
- 2006 Barut Memorial Lect., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
- 2006 Rosenthal Lecture, Yale University, USA
- 2006 Johannes Gutenberg Lecture, Mainz University, Germany
- 2003 Angström Lecture, Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden
- 2003 Amos de-Shalit Memorial Lecture, Weizmann Institute,

Rehovot, Israel - 2003 Solly Cohen and Shimon Offer Memorial Lecture, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
- 2003 Schrödinger Lecture, Imperial College, London, UK
- 2003 Niels Bohr Lecture, Copenhagen University, Denmark
- 2002 Chemerda Lecture, Pennsylvania State University, USA
- 1999 Schrödinger Lecture, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
- 1997 H.L. Welsh Lecture in Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
- 1984 Sir Thomas Lyle Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia

- 2009 Foreign Member, Académie des Sciences, Institut de France
- 2006 Foreign Member, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
- 2005 Honorary Member, Slovak Academy of Sciences
- 2005 Member, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
- 2002 Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
- 2000 Member, Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea
- 1999 Fellow, American Physical Society
- 1998 Full Member, Austrian Academy of Sciences
- 1994 Corresponding Member, Austrian Academy of Sciences

- 2006 Honorary Doctorate, Gdansk University, Poland
- 2005 Honorary Doctorate, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
- 1996 Honorary Professor, University of Science and Technology of China

- 2010 Wolf-Prize in Physics, Wolf Foundation, Israel
- 2009 Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany
- 2008 Quantum Communication Award, Tamagawa University, Japan
- 2008 Isaac Newton Medal, Institute of Physics, UK
- 2007 Quantum Electronics Prize, European Physical Society
- 2005 King Faisal Prize, King Faisal Foundation, Saudi Arabia
- 2005 Descartes Prize, European Commission
- 2004 Lorenz-Oken-Medal, Society of German Researchers and Physicians, Germany
- 2004 Klopsteg Award, American Association of Physics Teachers, USA
- 2003 Sartorius Prize, Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Germany
- 2001 Order Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Germany
- 2000 Senior Humboldt Fellow Prize, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Germany
- 1997 European Optics Prize, European Optical Society
- 1996 European Lecturer, European Physical Society
- 1995 Prix Vinci d'Excellence, Fondation LVMH, Paris, France

- 2006 Grand Gold Decoration, City of Vienna
- 2005 Wilhelm-Exner-Medal, Austrian Association for Enterprises
- 2002 Johannes Kepler-Prize, Science Prize of Upper Austria
- 2001 Decoration of Sciences and Arts (Austrian equivalent to the Order of Merit)
- 2001 Visionary of the Year in Science
- 2000 Science Prize, City of Vienna
- 1997 Kardinal Innitzer Würdigungspreis, Vienna
- 1996 Austrian Scientist of the Year
- 1980 Prize of the Theodor Körner Foundation, Vienna
- 1979 Prize for Junior Scientists, Kardinal Innitzer Foundation, Vienna
- 1975 Prize of the City of Vienna for the Encouragement of Young Scientists

- 2009-present President, International Science Academy Traunkirchen, Austria
- 2008-present Member, Planning and Strategy Committee of the

Austrian Academy of Sciences - 2006-present Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Institute of Science and Technology of Austria
- 2006-present Member, Executive Board, Institute of Science and Technology of Austria
- 2006-2009 Dean of the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna
- 2004-present Scientific Director, Institute of Quantum Optics and

Quantum Information Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences - 2002-2003 Member, Founding Convent, University of Vienna, Austria
- 2002 Initiator of a new Postgraduate Research Institution which has been implemented as Institute of Science and Technology in Austria
- 1997-1998 President, Austrian Physical Society
- 1996-1998 Member, Quantum Electronics and Optics Division,

European Physical Society - since 1994 Member, Editorial Board, Physical Review A
- since 1988 Member, Editorial Board, Foundations of Physics-Letters

- Fundamental investigations in Quantum Physics, experiment and theory
- Tests of Quantum Mechanics
- Entanglement and Quantum Nonlocality
- Coherent Neutron and Atom Optics
- Atom Interferometry
- Quantum Cryptography
- Quantum Communication
- Quantum Computation
- Quantum Teleportation
- Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox
- Decoherence

- Generalized Aharonov-Bohm Effects for Time-Dependent Potentials
- First Papers ever published on Quantum Cellular Automata
- Invention of First Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Experiment Based on an External Variable (Momentum) Instead of an Internal One (e.g. Spin)
- Discovery of Three-Particle Entanglement as an Extreme Demonstration of Quantum Non-Locality (GHZ)
- Discovery of Entanglement Swapping, the Teleportation of Entanglement
- Identification of Information as the Fundamental Concept in Quantum Physics
- Precision Tests of Quantum Mechanics

- Demonstration of Spinor Symmetry using a Neutron Interferometer
- Young’s Experiment with Neutrons
- Measurement of the Magnetic Neutrality of the Neutron
- Observation of the Anomalous Effective Mass of Neutrons
- Tests of the Linearity and the Unitarity of the Schrödinger Equation

- Dynamical Diffraction of Atoms at Thick Light Crystals
- Diffraction of Atoms at a purely Imaginary Potential (On-Resonant Light Field)
- Anomalous Transmission of Atoms through Light Fields
- Coherent Side-Band Modulation of Atomic DeBroglie Waves
- Development of an Atom Interferometer with Gratings of Light
- Development of a Nanometer Mask made of Light for Atoms
- Development of a Moiré Accelerometer and Rotation Sensor using Atoms
- Diffraction of Atoms at Complex eiGx and eiωt Potentials
- Observation of a Violation of Friedel’s Law with Atoms
- Coherent Diffraction of Atoms at Light Crystals in the Channeling Limit
- Atom Holography
- Quantum Physics with Macromolecules and Mesoscopic Systems
- Development of a Macromolecule Interferometer
- Quantum Interference of C-60 and C-70 Molecules
- Quantum Interference of Porphyrine, a biological molecule
- Clarification of Decoherence Mechanisms in Macromolecule Interference
- Detailed Investigation of the Quantum-Classical Transition
- First Demonstration of the Cooling of a Mesoscopic System by Radiation Pressure

- Development of a Novel High-Intensity Source for Polarization-Entangled Photon Pairs
- Observation of a Violation of Bell’s Inequality by more than 100 Standard Deviations
- Two-Photon Quantum Eraser Experiments
- Young’s Experiment with Photons with High Precision
- Measurement of Pendellösung for Single Photons and for Entangled Photon Pairs
- Experimental Demonstration of Interaction-Free Measurement
- Entangled Entanglement
- Demonstration of Two-Photon Antibunching at a Beam Splitter
- A Double-Slit Heisenberg Microscope Experiment with Photon Pairs
- First Experimental Quantum Teleportation
- Long-Distance Test of Bell’s Inequality under Einstein Locality Conditions
- Realization of Multi-Photon Entanglements (GHZ-states)
- Demonstration of GHZ Nonlocality
- Entanglement of the Orbital Angular Momentum of Photons
- Tests of a Leggett-type Nonlocal Hidden Variable Theory
- Nonlocal Delayed-Choice Experiments with Entangled Photons

- Verification of Quantum Dense Coding
- Teleportation of an Entangled Photon
- Experimental Entanglement Swapping
- Development of an Entangled-State Quantum Cryptography System
- Demonstration of Purification of Entangled Pairs
- First Quantum Cryptography with Entangled Photons
- First Experimental Realization of the One-Way Quantum Computer
- Grover’s Search Algorithm on a One-Way Quantum Computer
- One-Way Quantum Computation with Active Feed-Forward
- Long-Distance Teleportation Across the River Danube
- Quantum Cryptography Over 144 km
- Detection of Single Photons Returning from a Satellite
- Realization of Quantum Games on a One-Way Quantum Computer

More than 430 scientific publications among those, more than 300 in peer reviewed, ISI ranked journals.

More than 700 invited talks at conferences and seminars.

Some papers have become science citation classics. The paper "Experimental Quantum Teleportation" (Nature 390, 1997) has been cited more than 1.600 times so far (ISI Citation Index).

Frontiers of Neutron Scattering

In honour of Clifford G. Shull on the occasion of his 70th birthday

Editors: R. J. Birgenau, D. E. Moncton, A. Zeilinger

Elsevier Science / North-Holland Publishing Division 1986

New Techniques and Ideas in Quantum Measurement Theory

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 480

Editors: D. M. Greenberger, A. Zeilinger

New York Academy of Sciences 1987

Matter Wave Interferometry

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of E. Schrödinger’s birth

Editors: G. Badurek, H. Rauch, A. Zeilinger

Elsevier Science / North-Holland Publishing Division 1988

Fundamental Problems in Quantum Theory

In Honor of Professor John A. Wheeler

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, V. 755

Editors: D. M. Greenberger, A. Zeilinger

New York Academy of Sciences 1995

Epistemological and Experimental Perspectives on Quantum Physics

Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook, Volume 7

Editors: D. Greenberger, W. L. Reiter, A. Zeilinger

Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

The Physics of Quantum Information

Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Teleportation, Quantum Computation

Editors: D. Bouwmeester, A. Ekert, A. Zeilinger

Springer 2000

Quantum Information

An Introduction to Basic Theoretical Concepts and Experiments

Springer Tracts in Modern Physics, Volume 173

Editors: G. Alber, T. Beth, M. Horodecki, P. Horodecki, R. Horodecki, M. Rötteler, H. Weinfurter, R. Werner, A. Zeilinger

Springer 2001

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory

Editors: C. Macchiavello, G.M. Palma, A. Zeilinger

World Scientific Publishing 2001

Quantum [Un]speakables, From Bell to Quantum Information

Editors: R. A. Bertlmann, A. Zeilinger

Springer 2002

Both books appeared in German. Translations into other languages have appeared or are currently in preparation.

Einsteins Schleier

A. Zeilinger

C.H. Beck 2003

Einsteins Spuk

A. Zeilinger

Bertelsmann 2005