Lyceum Society: Frontiers of Quantum Optics Applied to Information Technology

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Lyceum Society: Frontiers of Quantum Optics Applied to Information Technology

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Presented by the Lyceum Society

 

The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:45 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:00–3:00 PM

Brief-Brief Presentation

The Roads of Chaco Canyon
Speaker: John Snygg

Main Presentation

Frontiers of Quantum Optics Applied to Information Technology
Speaker: Adi Pick
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Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member:$0
Nonmember:$20
Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember:$10

Speaker

Adi Pick

Harvard University, Ph.D. Candidate 2015

Adi Pick is a member of the Center for Ultracold Atoms at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. She is researching novel nanomaterials which are promising candidates for the building blocks of commercial quantum computers. Her previous research experience was in the field of Biophysics, and included developing data analysis tools for exploring the immune system, and explaining the mechanism of operation of proteins which drive bending and fission of cell membranes. She received her M.Sc. in Physics, Biophysics (Theory), from the University of Tel Aviv in 2009 (summa cum laude) with a thesis on elastic theory of membranes; and her B.Sc in Mathematics (major) and Physics (minor), from the University of Tel Aviv in 2007 doing Undergraduate research in computational biology

John Snygg

Frontiers of Quantum Optics Applied to Information Technology
Adi Pick, Harvard University, Ph.D. Candidate 2015

Physical phenomena at the atomic scale are governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. Although the theory of quantum mechanics has raised many questions and doubts in its early days, many of the fundamental principles of the theory have been verified experimentally over the years. Most important, quantum devices which operate according to quantum principles are now being used in a plethora of technological applications. This lecture will survey the basic concepts and consequences of quantum mechanics, putting an emphasis on applications of the theory for building quantum computers.

 

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