Thursday, 9th of November 2017, 19:30 - 21:00
Messel Lecture Theatre at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH) at the University of Sydney
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Schrödinger’s cat is alive and means business - Directions and opportunities in the quantum technology revolution
Quantum science has often been portrayed as a spooky, counterintuitive topic of interest only for a few weirdos. This popular depiction was never accurate – no electronic device would work if it weren’t for the quantum behaviour of electrons in a crystal, for example – but it is now becoming completely untenable. Today, we are witnessing a not-so-silent revolution in the way quantum phenomena can impact our lives. We are also witnessing unprecedented progress in the way we can “see”, and thus understand, the quantum world.
In this public lecture, I will illustrate the working principles and the applications of some of the pillars of the quantum technology revolution: quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing. Forget about spookiness and weirdness: this stuff is here and it’s working. Many large businesses are already ramping up investment to partake of the opportunities offered by the one of the most transformative technologies of this century. Don’t miss out!
Andrea Morello is a Professor of Quantum Engineering at UNSW Sydney and a Program Manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He completed his PhD in the birthplace of low-temperature physics, the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratorium in Leiden, Netherlands, followed by a postdoc at UBC in Vancouver. He joined UNSW in late 2006. He and his team were the first in the world to demonstrate the operation of a single electron and a single nucleus quantum bit in silicon. They still hold the record for quantum memory time, and the most accurate demonstration of quantum entanglement in the solid state. For these achievements, Andrea was awarded a Eureka Prize (2011), the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year (2013), the David Syme Research Prize (2013), the NSW Science & Engineering Award (2014), and was the inaugural winner of the R. Landauer & C.H. Bennett Award for Quantum Computing (2017). He is also known for having produced two YouTube video series to explain quantum phenomena and quantum computing to the general public.