Houston Harper Lecture: Spooky Action at a Distance: What is it and What Can We Do with it?

Featuring Aashish Clerk

Quantum mechanics is famously counterintuitive and yet one of our fundamental theories of nature. Among its strangest aspects is the phenomenon of quantum entanglement, in which two objects separated by an enormous distance can nonetheless be intertwined in a manner that defies the logic of classical physics. In this lecture, Aashish Clerk will provide a gentle introduction to quantum entanglement, including how it can be harnessed for potentially powerful new technologies. He will also discuss recent work from his group that was used to entangle objects involving hundreds of billions of atoms.
harper_headshot_houston-04-14-2019Featured Speaker: Aashish Clerk
Aashish Clerk is a theoretical physicist working at the intersection of condensed matter physics, quantum optics, and quantum information. His research focuses on understanding quantum phenomena in a variety of systems and finding means for harnessing quantum effects for radical new kinds of technology. He received his BSc from the University of Toronto and his PhD from Cornell University. After postdoctoral work at Yale University, he was a professor of physics and Canada Research Chair at McGill University from 2004 to 2017. He is currently a professor at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. Clerk’s work has been recognized with several awards, including a Sloan Research Fellowship and a Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics.

Lecture Details

$10/Maroon Loyalty Society member or recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for current academic year graduates and current students
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies
Event Details:
2:00 p.m. Registration and networking
2:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
3:30 p.m. Reception

A parking garage is located at the intersection of Hermann Drive and Caroline Street. Parking validation will be available at registration.
Contact alumniassociation@uchicago.edu or 773.702.2150.


Sunday, 04/14/19 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm | iCal


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