Jeffrey Bub

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Distinguished University Professor
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Jeffrey Bub is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Philosophy and a philosopher of physics with a special interest in the conceptual foundations of quantum theory.

His current research is focused on quantum foundations and quantum information. Bub was awarded the Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize in 2005 for his work in this area.

He has published more than 100 articles in scientific and scholarly journals and is the author of two books: “The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics” and “Interpreting the Quantum World,” which won the prestigious Lakatos Award in 1998 for providing a unified reconstruction and systematic assessment of quantum mechanics.

Bub has held numerous visiting positions, most recently in 2011 as a Templeton Research Fellow at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, University of Vienna.



J. Bub, Zeilinger, A., and Bertlmann, R., Whose Information? Information About What?, Quantum [Un]Speakables II: 50 Years of Bell’s Theorem, 2016.
J. Bub, Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates. Oxford University Press, 2016.


J. Bub and Zalta, E. N., Quantum Entanglement and Information, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2015.


J. Bub, Schroeder-Heister, P., Heinzmann, G., Hodges, W., and Bour, P. Edouard, "Einstein and Bohr Meet Alice and Bob', Logic and Science Facing the New Technologies, Proceedings of the 14th Congress for Logic (Nancy), Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, 2014.
J. Bub, Quantum Correlations and the Measurement Problem, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, vol. 53, no. 10, pp. 3346 - 3369, 2014.


J. Bub, Why the Tsirelson bound?, The Probable and the Improbable: The Meaning and Role of Probability in Physics, pp. 167-185, 2012.


J. Bub, Von Neumann's 'No Hidden Variables' Proof: A Re-Appraisal, Foundations of Physics, vol. 40, no. 9-10, pp. 1333 - 1340, 2010.
J. Bub, Quantum computation and pseudo-telepathic games, Philosophy of Science, vol. 75, pp. 458-472, 2010.


J. Bub and Stairs, A., Contextuality and nonlocality in 'no signaling' theories, Foundations of Physics, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 690 - 711, 2009.




J. Bub, Quantum mechanics is about quantum information, Foundations of Physics, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 541 - 560, 2005.