Robert Spekkens received his B.Sc. in physics and philosophy from McGill University and completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Toronto.  He held a postdoctoral fellowship at Perimeter Institute and an International Royal Society Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.  He has been a faculty member at Perimeter Institute since November 2008.  His research is focused upon identifying the conceptual innovations that distinguish quantum theories from classical theories and investigating their significance for axiomatization, interpretation, and the implementation of various information-theoretic tasks.

Title Speaker(s) Date Series/Collection Type Institution Repository Info
Robert Spekkens and Elie Wolfe, Perimeter Institute Robert Spekkens, Elie Wolfe 2020‑10‑07 Perimeter Public Lectures Public Lectures Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
A resource theory of nonclassicality in Bell scenarios Robert Spekkens 2019‑11‑26 Symmetry, Phases of Matter, and Resources in Quantum Computing Conference Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
Can Quantum Correlations be Explained Causally? Robert Spekkens 2018‑07‑17 ISSYP 2018 Other Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
Why initial system-environment correlations do not imply the failure of complete positivity: a causal perspective Robert Spekkens 2018‑05‑16 Perimeter Institute Quantum Discussions Scientific Series Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
Motility of the internal-external cut as a foundational principle Robert Spekkens 2018‑04‑04 Observers in Quantum and Foil Theories Conference Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 14 Robert Spekkens 2018‑02‑15 PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Spekkens, Hardy) Course Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 13 Robert Spekkens 2018‑02‑14 PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Spekkens, Hardy) Course Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 12 Robert Spekkens 2018‑02‑13 PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Spekkens, Hardy) Course Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 11 Robert Spekkens 2018‑02‑12 PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Spekkens, Hardy) Course Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 10 Robert Spekkens 2018‑02‑09 PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Spekkens, Hardy) Course Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
Robert Spekkens: The riddle of the quantum sphinx: quantum states and category mistakes Robert Spekkens 2018‑02‑07 Perimeter Public Lectures Public Lectures Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 5 Robert Spekkens 2018‑02‑02 PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Spekkens, Hardy) Course Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 4 Robert Spekkens 2018‑02‑01 PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Spekkens, Hardy) Course Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics - Lecture 3 Robert Spekkens 2018‑01‑31 PSI 2017/2018 - Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Spekkens, Hardy) Course Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
Noncontextuality: how we should define it, why it is natural, and what to do about its failure Robert Spekkens 2017‑07‑24 Contextuality: Conceptual Issues, Operational Signatures, and Applications Conference Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
Welcome and Opening Remarks Robert Spekkens 2017‑07‑24 Contextuality: Conceptual Issues, Operational Signatures, and Applications Conference Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
Experimental implementation of quantum-coherent mixtures of causal relations Robert Spekkens 2016‑09‑23 Experimental Quantum Foundations Conference Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
Entanglement - 2 Robert Spekkens 2016‑07‑19 It from Qubit Summer School Conference Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
Entanglement - 1 Robert Spekkens 2016‑07‑18 It from Qubit Summer School Conference Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details
From quantum reference frames to quantum asymmetry Robert Spekkens 2016‑06‑22 Concepts and Paradoxes in a Quantum Universe Conference Perimeter Institute PIRSA View details