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Science Sundays: Paul Kwiat, The Quantum Information Revolution

Paul Kwiat, Bardeen Chair in physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will give a talk on The Quantum Information Revolution.

Lecture: 3-4, Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theatre

Reception: 4-5 pm, Ohio Union, Ohio Staters Traditions Room

Free and open to the public.

More than a century after Einstein's revolutionary suggestion that light is composed of particles, the quantum information revolution seeks to use the almost magical properties of nonclassical physics to enable new feats in information processing that would be difficult or impossible without the quantum advantage. Kwiat will discuss how quantum randomness, superposition, and entanglement can be used to realize perfectly secure cryptography, ultra-fast computation, and completely non-invasive photography. Time/appetites permitting, Kwiat may also give a brief lesson in Quantum Cooking.

Paul Kwiat is the Bardeen Chair in Physics, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America, he has given invited talks at numerous national and international conferences, and authored over 135 articles on various topics in quantum optics and quantum information. His research includes quantum interrogation and optical implementations of quantum information protocols, particularly using entangled photons.