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A distinguished and prolific scientist, Dr. Nielsen specializes in Quantum Information Theory and is widely known for his fundamental work on the theory of entangled quantum states, which are the essential physical resource underlying quantum information processing. His majorization theorem is a fundamental tool used by researchers to classify and compare the power of different entangled quantum states.

He is author or co-author of 53 papers either published or accepted for publication in international refereed journals since 1996, with 1426 citations. His comprehensive textbook, “Quantum Computation and Quantum Information” (Cambridge University Press, 2000, co-authored with I.L. Chuang) is considered by many to be the most significant textbook on quantum information currently available.

Dr. Nielsen (PhD New Mexico, 1998) is currently the Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Queensland. He will join PI as Faculty beginning May, 2007.