Professor David Deutsch


Clarendon Laboratory
Parks Road, Oxford
OX1 3PU, United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)1865 272 400

Research Interests

Fundamental aspects of physics, especially the foundations of quantum theory and the quantum theory of computation. Also constructor theory (a putative new field, more closely related to quantum theory than to von Neumann's constructor theory).







Selected research papers:

Is there a fundamental bound on the rate at which information can be processed?

Phys. Rev. Lett. 48 287 (1982)

Quantum theory, the Church-Turing principle, and the universal quantum computer Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A400 97 (1985)

On Wheeler’s notion of 'law without law' in physics (Essay in honour of J.A. Wheeler on his 75th birthday) Found. Phys. 16 6 565 (1986)

Three experimental implications of the Everett interpretation in Quantum Concepts in Space and Time, Oxford University Press (1986)

Quantum computational networks

Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A425 1868 (1989)

Quantum mechanics near closed time-like lines Phys. Rev. D 44 10 3197-217 (1991)

Rapid solution of problems by quantum computation (with R. Jozsa) Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A439 553-8 (1992)

Conditional quantum dynamics and logic gates (with A. Barenco, A. Ekert and R. Jozsa) Phys. Rev. Lett. 74 4083-6 (1995)

Universality in quantum computation

(with A. Barenco and A. Ekert) Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A449 669-77 (1995)

Comment on "‘Many Minds’ Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics" by Michael Lockwood British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 3 222 (1996)

Quantum Theory of Probability and Decisions Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A455 3129-3197 (1999)

Information Flow in Entangled Quantum Systems (with P. Hayden) Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A456 1759-1774 (2000)

Machines, Logic and Quantum Physics (with A. Ekert and R. Luppachini) Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 3 3 (2000).

The Structure of the Multiverse Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A458 2028 2911-23 (2002)

Qubit Field Theory



The Fabric of Reality (1997)

The Beginning of Infinity (2011, to appear)