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Wheatstone Lecture 2018

Department of Physics, King's College London

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 from 16:30 to 17:30 (GMT)

Wheatstone Lecture 2018

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The Wheatstone Lecture this year is on 14th February 2018 delivered by Professor Ian Walmsley FRS (University of Oxford); his lecture is entitled:

Building quantum machines out of light

Light has the remarkable capacity to reveal quantum features under ambient conditions, making exploration of the quantum world feasible in the laboratory and field. Further, the availability of high-quality integrated optical components makes it possible to conceive of large-scale quantum states by bringing together many different quantum light sources and manipulating them in a coherent manner and detecting them efficiently. By this route, we can envisage a scalable photonic quantum network that will facilitate the preparation of distributed quantum correlations among many light beams. This will enable a new regime of state complexity to be accessed - one for which it is impossible using classical computers to determine the structure and dynamics of the system. This is a new regime not only for scientific discovery, but also practical purpose: the same complexity of big quantum systems may be harnessed to perform tasks that are impossible using known future information processing technologies. For instance, ideal universal quantum computers may be exponentially more efficiently than classical machines for certain classes of problems, and communications may be completely secure. Photonic quantum machines will open new frontiers in quantum science and technology. 

Ian Walmsley holds the Hooke Chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Oxford, where is also the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

The lecture will be held in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre (6th Floor of the King's Building),

More information can be found of the King's College London Department of Physics website

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Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29)
King's College
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 from 16:30 to 17:30 (GMT)

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