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Thursday, January 13, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)

Postdoc Seminar

Quantum Entanglement

Jon Yard
CCS-3 and CNLS

Quantum mechanics is a generalization of probability theory that describes the physics of quantum particles like photons, electrons and atoms. A key feature is that quantum particles can be entangled, or correlated in a way that has no classical counterpart. In this talk, I will explain how quantum mechanics extends classical probability theory and what it means for quantum systems to be entangled. I will then show how information theory can help to quantify entanglement, shedding light on the nature of entanglement and thus on quantum mechanics itself.

Host: Peter Loxley, loxley@lanl.gov