Sandu Popescu, born in Oradea, Romania, is Professor of Physics at the University of Bristol, and also a visiting Professor in the Mathematics Institute at Berkeley. Between 1996 and 2008 he was also associated with Hewlett-Packard. He is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of Quantum Information theory, and also in the foundations of quantum mechanics.
Sandu Popescu is the world's first physicist who managed a particle teleportation using an optical technology. This memorable event took place on July 4, 1997, in the Hewlett Packard Laboratories in Bristol, England.
His research interests center on fundamental aspects of quantum physics, in particular gaining a better understanding of the nature of quantum behavior. A major focus of his research has been quantum nonlocality. This led him to establish some of the central concepts in the area of quantum information and computation. Dr. Popescu has also worked on many other aspects of quantum theory, ranging from the very fundamental, to designing practical experiments (such as the first quantum teleportation experiment) to patentable commercial applications. He was awarded the Adams Prize 2000 for contributions to quantum information.
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