Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

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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.

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

“Why the quantum?”, 2004. ,

“Characterizing quantum theory in terms of information-theoretic constraints”, Foundations of Physics, vol. 33, no. 11, pp. 1561 - 1591, 2002. ,

“The quantum bit commitment theorem”, 2000. ,