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Anton Zeilinger
co-director of the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, and professor of experimental physics at the University of Vienna

There were two major reasons.

  1. My father was a scientist himself. From early childhood onward, I had the occasional opportunity to visit his laboratories.
  2. I had an excellent physics teacher in high school. He was very excited about physics, and he was able to transfer that excitement to us. Not only did he have a deep understanding of the fundamental issues of physics, but he also showed us thrilling experiments all the time.

Anton Zeilinger is coeditor of Quantum [Un]speakables: From Bell to Quantum Information (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA)), and The Physics of Quantum Information: Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Teleportation, Quantum Computation (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA)). See his website.