Renner, Renato, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr.  Renato Renner


ETH Zürich

Dep. of Physics 

Prof. Dr. Renato Renner

Institut für Theoretische Physik 

HIT  K 41.2 

Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 27

8093 Zürich


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Curriculum Vitae

Renato Renner is Professor for Theoretical Physics and head of the research group for Quantum Information Theory. 

Renner was born on December 11, 1974, in Lucerne. He studied physics, first at EPF Lausanne and later at ETH Zurich, where he graduated in theoretical physics. He then moved to the Computer Science Department to work on a thesis in the area of quantum cryptography. After getting his PhD degree, he spent two years in the UK, where he was a HP research fellow in the Department for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. In 2007 he started as an Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich. He was promoted in 2012 to an Associate Professor and in 2015 to a Full Professor. His research interests are in the area of Quantum Information Science, Quantum Thermodynamics, and the Foundations of Quantum Physics. 


Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2017

Number Unit
402-0101-00L The Zurich Physics Colloquium 
851-0144-20L Philosophical Aspects of Quantum Physics 
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