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Fermilab Lecture Series - Quantum Engineering for Next-Generation Technologies
QUANTUM ENGINEERING FOR NEXT-GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES Dr. David Awschalom, University of Chicago Computers and electronics are looking more and more like the dreamed-up technologies from Star Trek, but what are the limits to our current approach? Today’s information technology is based on classical electronics: using the fact that electrons have charge to move them through circuits, and storing information primarily in magnetic disks. This lecture will focus on the remarkable development of a new generation of quantum technologies — an area of research at the border between science and engineering that could change the way we think about information itself. The emerging field of quantum engineering offers the promise of fundamentally new information technologies based on single atoms, where quantum physics – and its exotic properties including entanglement and teleportation – determines their behavior. Professor Awschalom will discuss the creation of prototype devices based on the quantum properties of emerging materials, as well as future applications ranging from powerful quantum computers and atomic memories to tamper-proof encrypted communication, molecular-level imaging, and precision sensing. More info: You must purchase your ticket for $7. Use this link: Note: buying tickets in advance is always a good idea, sometimes they get sold out.

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