Going Through the Quantum Tunnel...
Quantum mechanics — the fundamental theory that describes nature at the smallest scales of atomic and subatomic energy levels — seems to be everywhere, from superhero movies to Fortune 500 companies. But what makes quantum mechanics so different and special? How can it be used (and can objects really pass through barriers)? This talk will bridge the divide between popular imaginations of quantum and real quantum mechanical devices, covering the basics of quantum mechanics and how it creates both limits and promise for computer processing.
Nadya Mason is a professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and director of the Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. Her research focuses on experimental studies of nanoscale electronic materials.
Lecture: 3-4 PM is followed by a free, informal reception from 4-5 PM in the Ohio Union Ohio Staters Traditions Room.
Parking is free at meters across High St at 13th Ave. We may go for drinks/pizza after.