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Dr. John Preskill "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

Although we are largely a cognitive science group, some of our members may hope for a day when science can support the idea of consciousness; therefore some of you may have an interest in this lecture on quantum entanglement:

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. 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 science and medicine.  Preskill is less weird than a quantum computer, and easier to understand.

About Dr. John Preskill, Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Caltech:
http://www.theory.caltech.edu/~preskill/.

This is one of the nine lectures in the Watson Lecture Series, named for the late Earnest C. Watson, who founded the series in 1922, featuring speakers from Caltech and JPL, speaking on cutting-edge research taking place at Caltech. Our gratitude to Earnest C. Watson, Richard C. Biedebach, and Arnold and Mabel Beckman for their contributions in making possible this free lecture to the public.

Admission:
Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open at 7:30pm.
For wheelchair seating services, call 626.395.4652.

Location and Parking Map:
Beckman Auditorium at CalTech in Pasadena.

Directions:
Michigan Avenue south of Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena. http://www.its.caltech.edu/~ope/techinfo/beckman.shtml, click on "Directions" located on left panel.

Parking:
Parking is available in the lots south of Del Mar Boulevard between Wilson and Chester Avenues, as well as in the parking structures at 341 and 405 South Wilson Avenue, and 370 South Holliston Avenue.  Parking is free, with no permit required, after 5:00pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.

Beckman Auditorium Seating Map:
http://events.caltech.edu/resources/beckmanmap.pdf

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So happy there is so much enthusiasm here! Wish I had seen all your comments earlier. Please remember that you can always post here to meet up with others from the group, just pick a place and time! Hope you all enjoy the meetup!

    April 3, 2013

  • IAMLORRAINE

    looking forward

    April 3, 2013

  • Chrissy

    Sorry have to work late now

    April 3, 2013

  • Arden R.

    So sorry to miss this fascinating lecture. My guest who is driving cannot make it.

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I already see some familiar faces RSVP'd. And lots of folks I've yet to meet. This is a 'no host' event which means no one coordinating actually meeting up there, right? So I wanted to say please feel welcome to come up, say hello and chat a bit before or after. : )

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds facinating. I'm interested in how science, philosophy and spirituality are beginning to intersect in our time.

    April 1, 2013

  • Mariam M.

    I'll be there.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there, both macroscopically and microscopically.

    April 1, 2013

  • Arden R.

    Sounds interesting!

    March 30, 2013

  • Dave D.

    The quantum computer will take over the world

    March 28, 2013

  • IAMLORRAINE

    Looking forward to group meet up. Thanks

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seeing your wonderful enthusiasm totally makes the work worth it! :D Welcome Jeb, Racquel, Eduardo and everyone!

    March 18, 2013

  • Racquel M.

    Looking forward to it!

    March 10, 2013

  • Jeb B.

    Enlightenment

    December 13, 2012

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