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Professor Vlatko Vedral

The article Entanglement heats up said

“Entanglement” could occur at any temperature and not just in systems cooled to near zero according to new calculations by a team of physicists in the UK, Austria and Portugal. Vlatko Vedral of the University of Leeds and colleagues at the universities of Porto and Vienna have found that the photons in ordinary laser light can be quantum mechanically entangled with the vibrations of a macroscopic mirror, no matter how hot the mirror is. The result is unexpected because hot objects are usually thought of being classical. The finding suggests that macroscopic entanglement is not as difficult to create as previously believed and could have implications for making room-temperature quantum computers in the future.

Professor Vlatko Vedral, BSc, DIC, MA, Ph.D. is Professor of Quantum Information Science at University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He was recently a visiting professor at the University of Vienna and at the National University of Singapore and received the Abdus Salam Award from Imperial College in 1997. His area of research is in quantum mechanics and information theory, with applications to: Quantum Information Theory and Computation, Topological Phases in Quantum Physics, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Optics, Generalized Entropies and Statistical Mechanics, and Solid State Physics.
Vlatko is an Advisory Panel Board Member for Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General and a referee for the journals Nature, Physical Review Letters, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London and Journal of Modern Optics.
He authored Modern Foundations Of Quantum Optics, and the paper Landauer’s erasure, error correction and entanglement contained in the book Maxwell’s Demon 2: Entropy, Classical and Quantum Information, Computing. He coauthored Quantifying Entanglement and Vacuum Induced Spin 1/2 Berry Phase in Physical Review Letters, and Geometric Quantum Computation using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Nature. He has published over 90 papers and delivered over 100 invited lectures. Read his full publications list!
Vlatko received a BSc in physics in 1995 and a PhD in physics in 1998 — both from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, United Kingdom.