Professor Popescu to receive prestigious quantum mechanics award
1 June 2011
Professor Sandu Popescu in the School of Physics is to receive the University of Toronto’s John Stewart Bell Prize for his enormous contributions to the field of quantum mechanics.
The Prize recognises Professor Popescu’s influential work on nonlocality, entanglement, and the quantum foundations of statistical mechanics. His research interest lies in investigating fundamental aspects of quantum physics to gain a better understanding of the seemingly paradoxical nature of quantum behaviour. This has led him to develop some of the central concepts of the emerging field of quantum information and computation.