Sandu Popescu
Bristol University & University of California at Berkeley
One of the most exotic aspects pf the behaviour of microscopic
particles, such as electrons, atoms, photons, etc., is the socalled
quantum nonlocality. Microscopic particles which have interacted in the
past and then moved far from each other, remain, in a certain sense, still
connected, and can instantaneously "communicate" with each other (in
apparent but not real contradiction with Einstein's relativity). In this
talk Prof. Popescu will explain this quantum nonlocality at a very
popular level (with NO mathematics). He will then present some of the uses
of nonlocality for quantum information and communication  strange
effects such as teleportation, etc. Finally he will discuss the
implications of non locality for understanding the very foundations of
quantum mechanics.
Prof
S. Popescu is the HewlettPackard Professor of Theoretical Physics in
the University of Bristol (UK), and also a visiting Professor in the
Mathematics Institute at Berkeley. He is one of the world's foremost
experts in the field of Quantum Information theory, and also in the
foundations of quantum mechanics.
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