Christopher A. Fuchs: Coming of age with quantum information: notes on a Paulian idea

Christopher A. Fuchs: Coming of age with quantum information: notes on a Paulian idea Quantum Inf Process (2012) 11:633–636 DOI 10.1007/s11128-011-0343-x BOOK REVIEW Christopher A. Fuchs: Coming of age with quantum information: notes on a Paulian idea Cambridge University Press Eric Cavalcanti © All rights reserved 2011 In post-Stalin Soviet Union, dissidents used underground networks to distribute cen- sored material. This activity, which was called samizdat (translates to “self-published”) put its practitioners at grave risk. Though certainly not nearly as risky, it requires substantial courage for scientists to “come out” and make public their philosophi- cal thoughts. It likewise requires a large dose of chutzpah for one to publish one’s own emails as a book. In “Coming of Age with Quantum Information” Christopher Fuchs—who is a Senior Researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Waterloo, Canada—does both of these things. The book grew out of his correspon- dence with friends and colleagues between 1995 and 2001. and which he started to distribute—also electronically—as his “samizdat”. Among the “subversives” that were—knowingly or not—dragged into Chris’ sam- izdat bv corresponding with him are many leading quantum information scientists: Charles Bennett, Gilles Brassard, Carlton Caves, Rolf Landauer, David Mermin, Asher Peres, John Preskill, Abner Shimony, Bill Wootters, Anton Zeilinger, among others. The conversations are Quantum Information Processing Springer Journals

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