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Quantum Quest: Journeying into microscopic marvels and controversies

23 November 2023
5.30pm – 7.30pm AEDT
Council Chambers, UNSW Sydney
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Join Professor Klaus Mølmer (University of Copenhagen) for the 2023 Dirac Lecture.

This year's lecture will explore the field of quantum mechanics - from astonishing experiments and novel theoretical approaches developed over past decades, to quantum peculiarities and ongoing controversies. Mølmer will discuss the pursuit of a quantum mechanical computer, and how the laboratory implementation of some of the most extraordinary outcomes of quantum physics has become a multi-million-dollar industry.

There will be an opportunity for guests to network over light refreshments from 5:30pm, with the event commencing at 6:15pm. The audience will also have the opportunity for a Q&A session with Klaus after his talk.

Klaus Mølmer

Professor Klaus Mølmer

Professor, Neils Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen

Klaus Mølmer is a Danish physicist who is currently a professor at the Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen. From 2000 to 2022, he was a professor of physics at the University of Aarhus.

In 1999, Mølmer and Anders Sørensen proposed the Mølmer–Sørensen gate for trapped ion quantum computing, which was one of the first proposals for the implementation of a multi-qubit gate on a physical system.

Mølmer was awarded the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society, after he was nominated by their Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics in 2008, for his outstanding and insightful contributions to theoretical quantum optics, quantum information science and quantum atom optics, including the development of novel computational methods to treat open systems in quantum mechanics and theoretical proposals for the quantum logic gates with trapped ions.