Welcome to Achim Kempf's Physics of Information Lab

Hello! Our lab is a theory lab and we are working on basic questions related to information theory, quantum theory, general relativity and cosmology. Here is the basic idea:

On the highest level of abstraction, the laws of nature are about how the information content in natural processes evolves. On this level, it matters that the flow and processing of all information in the universe is subject to quantum theory and general relativity. 

On one hand, this means that deep insights about the laws of nature are to be gained by developing and applying information-theoretic methods. These are insights, for example, into the origin of structure in the universe and into the fate of what falls into a black hole. (Here's an interview that I gave to the YouTube channel Scholarly about some of our research. Here's the video of a recent talk I gave at PI.)

On the other hand, concrete applications in science and technology become possible, such as in quantum communication and quantum computing. 
 

We are also working on information-theoretic aspects of engineering and biology. Oh, and yes, we recently showed that one can integrate by differentiating - see for example the two equations on the top right of this page. No kidding: JournalArxiv, Journal, ArxivVideo

  1. May 10, 2016We're in the popular science news for a new quantum control method

    Here is a popular science news item about David Layden's Master's research. Congratulation, David!

  2. Feb. 28, 2016We'll host the international conference Relativistic Quantum Information North 2016!

    I am co-organizing the RQI-N 2016 conference. We'll have it here at the Institute for Quantum Computing, 21-24 June 2016.  

  3. May 3, 2015Waterloo Math ranked 20th worldwide

    QS ranks Math in Waterloo 20th in the world.

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Integration by differentiation equation

Meet our people

Achim Kempf

Achim Kempf

Professor and University Research Chair

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2014 - 2017: Co-chair of the International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information (ISRQI)

2004 - 2014: Canada Research Chair for the Physics of Information