Past Seminars Seminários Já Decorridos 2012

Manipulating Individual Quantum Systems: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2012

By: Yasser Omar
From: ISEG-UTL and IT
At: Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar, B3-01
[2012-11-13] 14:00

In this talk I will review the discoveries by Dave Wineland and Serge Haroche (winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2012) that led to the hability to measure and control individual ions and photons, respectively. Furthermore, I will discuss how these discoveries allow us to investigate the quantum-classical border, including the decoherence of Schrödinger’s cat, as well as devise ways to build a quantum computer, a major research challenge nowadays.