prof. dr hab. Marek Żukowski

Marek Żukowski

prof. dr hab. Marek Żukowski

  • University of Gdańsk

  • Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics


The title of Professor of Physics in 2003. He has been a member of the academic staff at the University of Gdańsk since 1976. He is the head of the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, UG. He was a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck (several visits between 1991 and 1999), University of Vienna (several visits between 2000 and 2010), Tsinghua University, Beijing (2005), and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (since 2011). He was also a guest researcher at the National University of Singapore (2004) and a beneficiary of the Wenner Gren Foundation (visiting Stockholm in 2006). He made a number of shorter visits to universities in Essen, Munich, Vienna, Stockholm, Innsbruck, Oxford, Geneva, Singapore and elsewhere.

His awards and prizes include: Professorial Subsidy (2003-2007) of the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), the second highest prize of the foundation; the Individual Award of the Ministry of Education for Scientific Research (1983, 1994, 2000, 2007); prizes of the Rector of the University of Gdańsk (1993, 1998, 2005). He is a member of the Scientific Board of the Central Laboratory of Atomic, Optical and Molecular Physics (FAMO Lab, Toruń) and an editor of the International Journal of Quantum Information (since 2002).

He has authored 125 works listed on the ISI Master Journal List, 26 of which have been published in Physical Review Letters (PRL). Nearly 4,000 citations. His most widely cited work, with Zeilinger, Horne, Ekert (PRL, 1993, over 700 citations), introduces the notion of entanglement swapping and the general operational methods required for quantum teleportation and construction of multi-photon entanglement. The methods were further developed in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (1995), PRL (1997) (with Zeilinger, Weinfurter and Horne) and are extensively described in the recent Reviews of  Modern Physics article (2012, with Pan, Chen, Lu, Weinfurter and Zeilinger) covering developments in multi-photon interferometry. In PRL (2000, Kaszlikowski et al.) it  was shown that pairs of entangled systems can reveal quantum correlations of non-classicality increasing with the number of distinguishable results in a single measurement (dimension of the system). In Phys. Rev. A (2001, with Weinfurter) and PRL (2002, with Brukner) the full set of bell inequalities for an arbitrary number of q-bits (systems allowing only two distinguishable measurement results) was derived and analysed. First experimental observations of high visibility four photon interference (PRL, 2004, with Weinfurter’s group and PRL 2004 with Pan’s group).  High visibility six-photon interference (PRL, PRA, NJP, 2009, with Bourennane’s group). First observation of interference of fully independently emitted protons (PRL, 2006, with Zeilinger’s group). Experimental falsification of a broad class of non-local hidden variable theories (Nature, 2007, with Zeilinger’s group). Theorems concerning the reduction of communication complexity, in computation protocols involving separated partners, allowed by entanglement (PRL, 2002, 2004 with Brukner, Zeilinger and Pan). In Pawłowski et al. (Nature, 2009) a new physical principle is introduced: information causality. His other interests include: marathons, windsurfing, listening to jazz, reading about the world economy, history and other sciences.

The full publication list can be easily found in Google Scholar.

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