Annual Howard Schultz Senior Prize Lecture - F. Ducan M. Haldane - Princeton

Event time: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory 57 See map
Event description: 

The Yale Society of Physics Students presents the Second Annual Howard L. Schultz Senior Prize Lecture.

2016 Nobel Laureate in Physics F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University will give a talk about “Topological Quantum Matter, Entanglement, and the Second Quantum Revolution”.

While the laws of quantum mechanics have remained unchanged and have passed all tests for the last eighty-five years, new discoveries about the exotic states that they allow, “entanglement”, and ideas from quantum information theory, have greatly changed our perspective, and some believe that a “second quantum revolution” is currently underway. The discovery of unexpected “topological states of matter”, and their possible use for “topologically-protected quantum information processing” is one of the important themes of these developments, and will be described.