Professor Christopher Fuchs

Christopher A. Fuchs is a Professor of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Before arriving at UMass Boston, he held senior research positions at Raytheon BBN Technologies in Cambridge, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada, and the legendary Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.  From 1996-1999 he was the Lee DuBridge Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology.  He is an author or co-author of over 100 papers, with nearly 15,000 citations on Google Scholar.  One of his co-authored papers “Unconditional Quantum Teleportation” was listed among  the “Top  Ten Breakthroughs of 1998” by the editors of Science.  He was a 2010 winner of the International Quantum Communication Award and elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2012 for his work in the foundations of quantum theory.  On top of physics, Prof. Fuchs’s devotion to clear writing comes through in his Cambridge University Press book Coming of Age with Quantum Information.  In a recent posting, he described himself as “having lived and breathed the question of what quantum theory is trying to tell us about the world” for the last 27 years.  He calls his current understanding QBism.

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