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Title: Gerardo Ortiz, Indiana University, "Harnessing Quantum Mechanics: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2012"
Sharing: Public
Start Time: Wednesday January 23, 2013 04:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday January 23, 2013 05:00 PM
Location: The Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Colloquia Series - Swain West 119
Free/Busy: busy

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 has been awarded to Serge Haroche, a French citizen, and David J. Wineland, an American citizen, ``for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems." Through ingenious quantum optics techniques the Nobel Laureates independently developed ways to control fragile quantum states, a first step towards building a quantum computer and extremely precise clocks. The bizarre consequences and apparent paradoxes of quantum mechanics no longer belong in the realm of ``gedanken experimentation'' but are concrete manifestations of our physical reality. I will describe their main contributions and put those in the broader context of what is known today as quantum information science.

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Cost: FREE
Other Info: Please join us for refreshments in SW113 at 3:30 pm
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