Cal Poly Pomona

Physics Seminar

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
(Note: Special date, time, and place)

Quantum Entanglement

William Wootters

Barclay Jermain Professor of Natural Philosophy
Department of Physics
Williams College

Entanglement is a peculiarly quantum mechanical kind of correlation that has no analogue in classical physics.   In fact Schrödinger identified entanglement as the feature of quantum mechanics that forces a departure from classical lines of thought.   For decades, entanglement was studied primarily for what it tells us about the nature of physical reality, but in recent years researchers have also recognized and explored the technological potential of entanglement, particularly for quantum cryptography and quantum computation.   Work on these problems has in turn led to applications of entanglement theory in other areas of physics such as the study of quantum phase transitions.   This talk reviews the history of research on entanglement, focusing especially on recent developments in quantum information theory.

Seminar begins at 4:00 PM.
Building 4, Room 1-314
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