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The Next Quantum Leap: Here, There, and Everywhere

Sunday, May 31, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Often viewed as “spooky” or downright bizarre, quantum mechanics is fueling a powerful new era of amazing technology. In this program, today’s top quantum physicists discuss the information shake-up underway—and predict when we can expect a quantum computer of our own.

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

Photograph: Jon Smith

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Bill BlakemoreNews Correspondent

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Artur EkertQuantum Physicist

Artur Ekert is a Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, and a Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore. He’s also the director for the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT).

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Daniel GottesmanPhysicist

Daniel Gottesman is a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. He does research in the field of quantum computation, particularly quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computation, quantum complexity, and quantum cryptography.

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Seth LloydQuantum Mechanical Engineer, MIT

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Eleanor RieffelResearch Scientist

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