On Monday 11th November, Professor Serge Haroche, the most recent Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, will deliver a lecture in DCU on the strangeness of quantum physics and its capacity to revolutionise technology and, by extension, our lives in the future.
In the early days, the founding fathers of quantum physics used ‘thought experiments’ such as the Schrödinger Cat experiment to manipulate and observe quantum systems according to their newly discovered, strange laws. Today labs around the world are carrying out these real quantum experiments, creating new areas of research at the frontier between physics and information science.
Professor Haroche will explain how these experiments and his research will open the way to new technologies that can exploit the strange logic of the quantum world to build more powerful and faster computers, create better satellite-based navigation or more sensitive systems for predicting earthquakes.
The DCU Nobel Laureate Lecture Series supported by Magnet Networks, aims to bring inspirational speakers to Ireland and stimulate interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, amongst Ireland’s second level student body. Next week’s lecture will be streamed live from DCU by Aertv (www.aertv.ie), the online television service from Magnet Networks that can be accessed by anyone on their mobile or PC.
Event: Nobel Laureate Lecture by Professor Serge Haroche, Nobel Prize Winner for Physics 2012
Date: Monday 11th November 2013
Venue: Mahony Hall, The Helix, Dublin City University
Who: Professor Serge Haroche, Nobel Laureate; Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU; and Mr Mark Kellett, CEO Magnet Networks