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David Kaiser Colloquium

Fri. Oct. 21 12:30 PM - Fri. Oct. 21 01:20 PM
Contact: Andrea Wiebe
Location: In Person 3M69 & via Zoom

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David Kaiser,

Professor of Physics

Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Nobel Prize in Physics 2022: Honoring a Half-Century of Experiments on Quantum Entanglement

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics honored three pioneers --- Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger --- for their roles in performing increasingly sophisticated experimental tests of quantum entanglement, one of the most striking and counterintuitive features of quantum theory. Although many of the main ideas about entanglement stretch back nearly a century, to work by people like Albert Einstein, efforts to subject the idea to careful laboratory test have had a rocky history. This year's Nobel laureates conducted some of the most original and compelling experiments to clarify the nature of entanglement and to rule out or tightly constrain various alternatives. Their efforts, stretching over fifty years, laid important groundwork for today's cutting-edge advances in topics like quantum encryption and quantum computing.


For a zoom invitation to this event, please email Andrea Wiebe at an.wiebe@uwinnipeg.ca