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Making use of uncertainty: From quantum physics to quantum technologies

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18:00 – 21:00 15 Nov 2012
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HU6 7RX
Basil Reckitt Lecture Theatre
Ferens building
Hull Campus
University of Hull
Hull

Speakers: Dr Jacob Dunningham, University of Leeds

Abstract
On a microscopic level the universe is governed by quantum physics. This is a strange wonderland where things are not as they seem. Objects can be in two places at once, cats can be both alive and dead, and objects can pass straight through walls. One of the most unsettling aspects of quantum physics is that it has at its very heart the idea that the universe is fundamentally uncertain. I will discuss the nature of this uncertainty and show how, far from being a hindrance, it can be put to use in a range of cutting edge new technologies. These include the codes that cannot be cracked, a new generation of superfast computers, and the ability to teleport objects over large distances.
Talk starts at 18:30.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Co-sponsored by: Hull University
Organised by: Institute of Physics Yorkshire Branch
Contact details: Dr. Angela Dyson
Department of Physics and Mathematics
University of Hull
Hull
HU6 7RX
Email: A.Dyson@hull.ac.uk
Tel: 01482 465050

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Basil Reckitt Lecture Theatre
Ferens building
Hull Campus
University of Hull
Hull
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18:00 – 21:00 15 Nov 2012
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