Vlatko Vedral

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Vlatko Vedral

Born (1971-08-19) August 19, 1971 (age 51)
EducationMathematical Grammar School
Alma materImperial College London (BSc, PhD)
Known forQuantum entanglement
Quantum discord
AwardsRoyal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2007)
Scientific career
FieldsQuantum physics[1]
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford
National University of Singapore
University of Leeds
Imperial College London
ThesisQuantum information theory of entanglement (1998)
Doctoral studentsElham Kashefi[2][3]
Ivette Fuentes
Libby Heaney

Vlatko Vedral FInstP is a Serbian-born (and naturalised British citizen) physicist and Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.[1] Until the summer of 2022 he also held a joint appointment at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore. He is known for his research on the theory of quantum entanglement and quantum information theory. He has published numerous research papers,[1] which are regularly cited, in quantum mechanics and quantum information, and was awarded the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2007. He has held a lectureship and readership at Imperial College, a professorship at Leeds and visiting professorships in Vienna, Singapore (NUS) and at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada.[citation needed] He is the author of several books, including Decoding Reality.[4]


After completing secondary education at Mathematical Grammar School (Matematička gimnazija), he received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Imperial College London, where he graduated with a PhD in 1998.[2][5] 

Career and research[edit]

After his PhD, Vedral was appointed Elsag-Bailey postdoctoral research fellow in Oxford. He then held a research fellowship at Merton College, Oxford returning to Imperial College as the Governor’s lecturer to start a quantum information science research group, a position he held from 2000-2004. Before returning to Oxford, he was centenary professor of quantum information science at the University of Leeds from 2004 to 2009.[6] As of 2009, he has held joint appointments as a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore, the latter ending in the summer of 2022. He was appointed Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford in 2009.


Vedral's publications can all be found on Google Scholar.[1] His books include:

Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Vlatko Vedral publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Vlatko Vedral at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Kashefi, Elham (2003). Complexity analysis and semantics for quantum computation. imperial.ac.uk (PhD thesis). Imperial College London. hdl:10044/1/11786. OCLC 1001162468. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.409345. icon of an open green padlock
  4. ^ Vlatko Vedral at IMDb
  5. ^ Vedral, Vlatko (1998). Quantum information theory of entanglement (PhD thesis). Imperial College London (University of London). OCLC 556614787. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.299786.
  6. ^ "theory.leeds.ac.uk/history-of-the-group".
  7. ^ Vlatko Vedral (2005). Modern Foundations of Quantum Optics. Imperial College Press. ISBN 9781860945533.
  8. ^ Vlatko Vedral (2006). Introduction to Quantum Information Science. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199215706.
  9. ^ Vlatko Vedral (2010). Introductory Quantum Physics and Relativity. Imperial College Press. ISBN 978-1848165144.
  10. ^ Vlatko Vedral (2010). Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-923769-2.
  11. ^ Vlatko Vedral (2018). Solid State Quantum Information. World Scientific. ISBN 9781848167643.
  12. ^ Vlatko Vedral (2018). From Micro to Macro: Adventures of a Wandering Physicist. World Scientific. ISBN 978-981-3229-51-8.
  13. ^ "Phyips Award". Physics.nus.edu.sg. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Recipients of Marko V. Jaric Award". Wiki.physics.udel.edu. Retrieved 2 September 2019.

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