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The 2016 Edythe and Irving Misel Family Lecture Series

About the Series


The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute is proud to host the 11th Annual Misel Family Lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend this event. If you have further questions regarding the lecture please contact us at ftpi AT We look forward to seeing you there!

SPEAKER: John Preskill, California Institute of Technology
WHERE: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments will be served afterward in the McNamara Atrium

Couldn't make it to the lecture? Click HERE to to stream the archived video.

Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier

ABSTRACT: The quantum laws governing atoms and other tiny objects seem to defy common sense, and information encoded in quantum systems has weird properties that baffle our feeble human minds. John Preskill will explain why he loves quantum entanglement, the elusive feature making quantum information fundamentally different from information in the macroscopic world. By exploiting quantum entanglement, quantum computers should be able to solve otherwise intractable problems, with far-reaching applications to cryptology, materials, and fundamental physical science. Preskill is less weird than a quantum computer, and easier to understand.

View the event POSTER and BROCHURE pg1 & pg2.

Click HERE for more information about Professor Preskill

Map and Directions to McNamara*
*Because of the large amount of construction on campus we encourage
you to check out the latest announcements and maps HERE.

Professor Preskill will also give the Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:35 p.m. in 3-210 Keller Hall.
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