
7:30 pm, Wednesday, December 14
Fairmont Social lounge, St. John's College
Photons as Qubits: Einstein, Bell, and Beyond
Gerard Milburn
University of Queensland
Australian Academy of Sciences
A century ago, Einstein introduced the 'photon' to
explain the interaction of light and matter but it took another half
century before Glauber developed the consequences for optical
physics. Quantum optics is the ideal
experimental testbed for some of the more outlandish
predictions of quantum mechanics, including Einstein's "spooky action
at a distance". In this talk I will give a brief history of the photon
from Einstein
to Glauber and Bell, and beyond to new experiments in quantum
cryptography,
quantum teleportation and quantum computing.
Find out more by visiting his website.
Additional resources for this talk: video.
