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Untangling the Quantum World

Please note this event occurs on the first floor and has no step free access access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2019
22 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Angel Microbrewery, 7 Stoney Street,
Nottingham NG1 1LG
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Come and join us on the 22nd May as we explore all things quantum physics! We will find out what entanglement means and what it can do for us, learn about the power of elusive quantum computers and discover what quantum information is and what it can be used for. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable evening as we untangle the quantum world!

Relativistic Quantum Technologies

Prof Ivette Fuentes (Professor)
Quantum mechanics and general relativity are the two pillars of modern physics; yet their theories conflict with one another. Our main limitation in understanding how quantum and relativistic effects co-exist is the lack of technology that operates at these scales. We are at a stage comparable to the study of atoms prior to the invention of microscopes, or astrophysics before telescopes. Fortunately, quantum technologies are now reaching relativistic regimes. In this talk I will describe new technologies that will allow us to look into physical regimes where new physics might arise.

Ultracold atom physics: from experiments to technologies

Dr Konstantinos Poulios (Associate Professor)
Over the recent decades the quantum mechanical nature of light and matter unlocked unprecedented experimental potential in our ability to measure with extreme accuracy and precision, compute difficult problems and also simulate nature itself. Ultracold atoms play a central role in emerging quantum technologies. We will briefly discuss what ultracold means and the methods used for reaching such temperatures with atoms. We will also take a glimpse at experimental techniques and methods that are shaping atom-based quantum technologies for fundamental, commercial and industrial applications.

Entanglement: From a Quantum Love Story to Disruptive Technologies

Prof Gerardo Adesso (Professor of Mathematical Physics)
The quirky features of the quantum realm have puzzled scientists for a century. Microscopic particles can be in super positions of two states at once -- say heads and tails -- and share entanglement, a correlation that defies their separation in space and time, kinda like love. Efforts in unmasking and controlling these features triggered a technological overhaul rivaling last century’s industrial revolutions. I will show what entanglement can do for us and why Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants stepped up to the challenge of crafting uberpowerful yet still elusive quantum computers.
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