[ASC-list] Quantum reality ­ its uncertainty is not what it used to be : Powerhouse talk 9th Feb [NSW event]

Phil Dooley p.dooley at physics.usyd.edu.au
Thu Feb 5 07:06:53 UTC 2009


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> From: David Varvel <d.varvel at qucor.com.au>
> Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 15:08:20 +1100
> To: 'Phil Dooley' <p.dooley at physics.usyd.edu.au>
> Subject: RE: Re Powerhouse talk 9th Feb.
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> Hi Phil
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> Apparently it is not so easy to put the pdf on our website. I have added here
> a jpeg if that helps, as well as the text. Otherwise I will speak to Karen
> when she comes back from leave tomorrow to see if we can give you anything
> else. 
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> If anyone would like some further information you can add my email address
> d.varvel at unsw.edu.au as well.
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> Many thanks
> David
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> Quantum reality ­ its uncertainty is not what it used to be
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> This talk will explore the strange and beautiful world of Quantum Mechanics ­
> multiple realities, absolute uncertainty, many-worlds, quantum teleportation,
> quantum computing, and other generally spooky stuff of the Universe.
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> Amazingly, with the ability to tinker directly with single atoms we are
> beginning to glimpse the true nature of quantum reality.  And now a completely
> new class of technology based on these strange rules is being developed, with
> possibly far reaching implications.
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> No maths required ­ just bring curiosity about the world and an open mind.
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> ³But, but, but ... if anybody says he can think about quantum theory without
> getting giddy it merely shows that he hasn't understood the first thing about
> it!²  Niels Bohr
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> Professor Lloyd Hollenberg
> Centre for Quantum Computer Technology
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> Lloyd Hollenberg is a quantum theorist in the School of Physics at the
> University of Melbourne. He is an ARC Professorial Fellow and also the program
> manager for Quantum Device Modelling & Algorithms within the ARC Centre of
> Excellence for Quantum Computing Technology. Through his work in the Centre
> Lloyd has established himself as a world leading designer of quantum
> technology. 
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> Lloyd is a highly sought after public speaker, having lectured widely within
> Australia and overseas on topics as diverse as quantum physics, quarks and
> gluons, and the acoustics of the didgeridoo. Tonight Lloyd will be making the
> incomprehensible comprehensible, and will make simple, the amazing world of
> quantum physics and the incredible new technology based on the weird
> properties of reality itself.
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> Event Details: Monday 9th February,
> 6.00PM for 6.30PM to 8.00PM
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> Powerhouse Museum
> Coles Theatre
> 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
> Free Entry
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> David Varvel
> Chief Operations Officer
> Centre for Quantum Computer Technology
> Level 2, Newton Building, UNSW
> Sydney  NSW  2052  Australia
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> Mob: +61 (0)422 504 459
> Ph: +61 (0)2 9385 5511
> E-mail: d.varvel at unsw.edu.au
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