Andrew Whitaker, Professor of Physics, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Andrew Whitaker lectured at the University of Ulster from 1978-1988 before joining Queen's University Belfast where he is now Professor of Physics. For 25 years his main field of research has been on the Foundations of Quantum Theory, which has developed into the present 'hot topic' of Quantum Information Theory. Whitaker has published around 50 papers on this subject and has numerous publications on the History of Physics and Physics Education.
A: Quantum theory: an introductory sketch 1. Quantum theory - basic ideas 2. Quantum theory and discreteness 3. The Schrodinger equation 4. Superposition 5. Further complications 6. Orthodox and non-orthodox interpretations of quantum theory B: Investigating quantum theory 7. Entanglement 8. The achievement of John Bell 9. Experimental philosophy: The first decade 10. Alain Aspect: ruling out signalling 11. Recent developments on Bell's inequalities 12. Bell's theorem without inequalities 13. The new age 14. Bell's last thoughts C: Quantum information theory 15. Knowledge, information and (a little about) quantum information 16. Feynman and the prehistory of quantum computation 17. Quantum computation 18. Constructing a quantum computer 19. More techniques in quantum information theory