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Molly May - Antennas for Light: A Way to Bring Quantum Out of the Cold

posted Sep 28, 2019, 4:58 PM by Tyler McMaken   [ updated Sep 28, 2019, 5:03 PM ]

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at 5pm
Gamow Tower, 11th floor,
Commons Room
Free Pizza

 Antennas for Light: A Way to Bring Quantum Out of the Cold

What do Google, Airbus, Huawei, and at least 65 other companies have in common? They are all trying to develop new technologies, like quantum computers, that exploit the laws of quantum mechanics to enhance the speed, power, and security of existing technologies. However, most of the current approaches to quantum technologies require extremely pristine conditions, like super-cold temperatures, which limits the ability to use them in everyday products. I will teach you how to make an antenna for light and how it can be used to manipulate quantum mechanical objects like "qubits" at room temperature, right in your living room, or even in your pocket!

 Molly May