Saturday Morning Physics
Harnessing Quantum Weirdness: Quantum Computing with Cold Atoms


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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 10/30/2004
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description: Now over 100 years old, quantum mechanics still continues to tease us because it defies everyday classical expectations. Remarkably, the weirdness of quantum mechanics offers applications for unbreakable cryptography and fast computing. We will explore how Michigan Physicists are striving to build a computer of the future - a quantum computer - atom by atom. This requires exquisite control over ultra-cold atoms and will push the limits of quantum mechanics itself.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437