Schrodinger's Machines: A research forum on engineered quantum systems

9 November 2012

Quantum mechanics has captured our imagination more than any other physics theory because of the intrinsic strangeness of many of its principles. Physicists are opening a door between our world and that of the quantum with experiments that "coherently" manipulate individual quantum systems and harness their entanglement. But how can we harness the most exotic phenomena in the quantum world to enable fundamentally new quantum technologies?

This event is open to all students and staff in the Faculty of Science. Research students (PhD and Honours) from all fields are particularly encouraged to attend. A moderated discussion will follow each presentation.

10.00am - 12.30pm
Slade Lecture Theatre, School of Physics

The University of Queensland

10.15am - 11.00am

Prof Gerard Milburn is a theoretical physicist and director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems. He has worked in the fields of quantum optics, quantum measurement and stochastic processes, atom optics, quantum chaos, mesoscopic electronics, quantum information and quantum computation, and most recently in quantum nanomechanics and superconducting circuit QED. He has also written several non-technical books on quantum technologies and quantum computing.

The University of Vienna

11.30am - 12.15pm

Prof Anton Zeilinger is an experimental physicist who explores the fascinating properties of quantum physics using entangled photons and beyond. He performed many experiments with entangled photons including tests of quantum nonlocality, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, all-optical one-way quantum computation and a number of quantum gates. In single-particle interference, he has performed a number of experiments in atom interferometry and pioneered quantum interference of large molecules, like C60 and C70.

No RSVP required.

Morning tea will be served between presentations.

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm

Location: Slade Lecture Theatre, School of Physics Building, University of Sydney

Cost: Free

Contact: Stephen Bartlett

Phone: +61 2 9351 3169

Email: 1f35213a25043b58120902022507243c0b1a3c2641522048351e126a283e

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