Arguments over quantum foundations and interpretations were swept aside once scientists and engineers demonstrated technologies that could be imagined only with the help of quantum mechanics, says John Donohue.
Scientific outreach manager for the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Donohue will discuss the field of quantum information science and pending tools with real-world applications in a free public lecture entitled “The Second Quantum Revolution,” at 4 p.m. Monday, March 11, in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall.
“The laser, nuclear magnetic resonance, atomic clocks, and semi-conductor technologies have revolutionized the world in ways big and small, and another quantum revolution lies around the corner,” Donohue says. “By combining tools from the information theoretic study of computer science and multiple disciplines of experimental physics, quantum computing, communications, and sensing are poised to set the technological standard going forward.”
This event is presented by the UWindsor Department of Physics in partnership with the Canadian Association of Physicists.