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  7:30 pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Fairmont Lounge, St. John's College

Einstein's Spook put to Work

Anton Zeilinger

University of Vienna

Albert Einstein criticized quantum entanglement as "spooky" because it predicts that measurement of one member of an entangled pair of particles instantly changes the quantum state of its distant sibling. To date, experiments confirmed all quantum predictions for entangled pairs or even triplets and more. The resulting body of experimental evidence severely challenges a realistic world view. In parallel, quantum entanglement is also emerging as a cornerstone concept in a new quantum information technology including such concepts as quantum cryptography, quantum computation, and quantum teleportation.

To learn more please visit his website.

Additional resources for this talk: video.