Charles H. Bennett (1943) is an American thinker, physicist and information theory pioneer with astonishingly broad interests.
He is best known for his research into the surprising interconnections between physics, especially the quantum branch, and information.
He is one of the founding fathers of quantum cryptography and a co-author of the revolutionary concept of quantum teleportation.
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PIONEERS is the one and only project devoted to the most unorthodox contemporary thinkers who have had the courage to challenge current paradigms. The emotions of discovering and stress-testing new theories; the passion which prompts one to go against the expectations of others, against the “publish or die” model; the joys and sorrows of exploring frontiers of the known and the unknown – this is what the series is about.
This ongoing project is produced by POLITYKA weekly, a leading, European opinion-forming magazine. It is written, directed and edited by Karol Jalochowski, an award-winning science journalist, former outreach fellow of the National University of Singapore.
Completed episodes of the series:
Daniel C. Dennett / Do Lobsters Have Free Will? (Docs for Sale, IDFA 2016)
Freeman Dyson / Space Dreamer (Docs for Sale, IDFA 2016)
Julian Barbour / Bottom’s Dream (Docs for Sale, IDFA 2016)
Roy Glauber / The Bomb that Shook the World
Gregory and Virginia Chaitin / Against Method
Charles H. Bennett / A Drinking Bird Mystery
Artur Ekert / The Last Ship to the Spice Islands