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OSERC Seminars

Walking in the quantum wonderland

Prof. Jingbo Wang (The University of Western Australia)
Mon, 2015-05-11 10:00 - 11:00
709 Physics Building

Consider wandering, blind, in a land of perplexing objects and barriers.  We bump into things and bounce off ... we get to learn a small part of that land at each bounce.  This is what we call the classical world, which we experience on a daily basis.  In a quantum world, we do not simply ‘bounce’ off objects and barriers one after another.   In this strange quantum world, we can simultaneously bounce and traverse the whole territory in which we wander.  Part of us is everywhere at once such that we get to explore everything all at the same time.  Knowledge of this quantum wonderland can be used to speed up computing, crack codes, walk through mazes, and solve otherwise intractable mathematical problems.  Exploring this quantum wonderland offers exciting prospects for science as well as everyday life.   

Host: Xianmin Jin