Thursday, January 13, 20112:00 PM - 3:00 PMCNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)|
Jon YardCCS-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, email@example.com