Charles H. Bennett
A physicist specializing in quantum cryptography, Charles H. Bennett is considered one of the founding fathers of quantum information theory. After participating in the 1960 STS, Bennett earned his Ph.D. in chemical physics at Harvard before beginning his lifelong career at IBM Research. Bennett has received numerous awards for his contributions to the fields of physics and quantum information, including the Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics, the Wolf Prize in Physics, and the Claude E. Shannon Award.
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Bennett (top left) with the other top five finalists at the 1960 STS Awards Banquet. Bennett placed fourth overall in the competition.
The Origins of Quantum Teleportation
In this video, Bennett explains quantum teleportation, one of the many advancements in quantum information theory that he helped develop at IBM Research.Watch the Video