Work from Anton Zeilinger and colleagues chosen as one of the Top Ten Breakthroughs 2012

Workgroup Zeilinger Group


02. Dec 2012  — Anton Zeilinger, Robert Fickler and colleagues at the University of Vienna have been named in Physics World magazine’s list of top 10 breakthroughs for 2012.


Work from Anton Zeilinger and colleagues chosen as one of the Top Ten Breakthroughs 2012


The group was chosen by the judging team for devising a new technique for entangling photons using orbital angular momentum. Their work featured in the news item "Spooky action with twisted beams" on http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2012/nov/01/spooky-action-with-twisted-beams

The top ten was chosen by a panel of Physics World news editors and reporters using the following criteria:

  • Fundamental importance
  • Significant advance in knowledgeStrong connection between theory and experiment
  • General interest to all physicists