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Quantum Physics: Why it concerns you! - Beatrix Hiesmayr, University of Vienna

It seems that after the industrial and the digital revolution we are heading now for a quantum revolution, i.e. we are starting to exploit quantum effects for new technologies.


08 Dec

Practical information

  • Date: 8. December 2017
  • Time: 10.15 - 11.00
  • Location: Campus Kongsberg, Auditorium Hegstad

Abstract

It seems that after the industrial and the digital revolution we are heading now for a quantum revolution, i.e. we are starting to exploit quantum effects for new technologies. In this talk I want to outline how a philosophical question transformed into a physical question that triggered a new field, known as quantum information theory. We will explore how a quantum world differs from the one of our daily experience and what it may offer to us.

About Beatrix Hiesmayr

Beatrix Hiesmayr received her PhD from the University of Vienna in 2002. Since then she has worked at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the University of Vienna, Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Sofia (Bulgaria), Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia) and University of Salzburg (Austria). Dr. Hiesmayr has received several awards, including the Victor HESS prize of the Austrian Physical Society. Her research focuses on quantum phenomena, from very mathematical issues to experimental and technical ones. She has been focusing e.g. on decay of positronium as a biological marker, on classification and detection of entanglement and on testing collapse models in quantum theory.