Rob Spekkens

IQC Affiliate, Junior Faculty, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Rob  Spekkens

Robert Spekkens received his BSc in physics and philosophy from McGill University and completed his MSc and PhD in Physics at the University of Toronto. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Perimeter Institute and an International Royal Society Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. He has been a faculty member at Perimeter Institute and an affiliate at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) since November 2008. His research is focused upon identifying the conceptual innovations that distinguish quantum theories from classical theories and investigating their significance for axiomatization, interpretation, and the implementation of various information-theoretic tasks.