Professor and University Research Chair

Achim Kempf

  • 2014 - University Research Chair
  • 2014 - 2018: Co-chair of the International Society for Relativistic Quantum Information (ISRQI)
  • 2004 - 2014: Canada Research Chair for the Physics of Information
  • Based in the Department of Applied Mathematics at UW
  • Cross-appointed to the Department of Physics at UW
  • Associate member of the Institute for Quantum Computing at UW
  • Founding member of the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics
  • Member of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute
  • Affiliate member of the Perimeter Institute
  • Member of the Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2017 -
  • Workload: high


  • Born: in the Universität Heidelberg (founded 1386) 
  • Education: Universities of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe and Munich. Scholarships from LGFG and Studienstiftung.
  • Student Life: worked on weekends, used the spring breaks (which lasted from mid-February to mid-April) for 2-months long backpacking trips in South America, Africa and Asia.
  • Postdoc: DAMTP, Cambridge (and stipendiary College Research Fellow) and IFT, University of Florida

Favorite Einstein quote:  here

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