21. Juni 2024, 14:30 bis 18:00

Keynote speech with Alain Aspect: From Einstein and Bell to Quantum technologies: entanglement in action


Keynote speech with nobel prize winner Alain Aspect

As pointed out by Einstein, and confirmed by the violation of Bell’s inequalities, entanglement of separated particles is an extraordinary feature of quantum mechanics, suggesting some kind of non-locality. It is now used in quantum technologies. After recalling what are Bell’s inequalities and their experimental tests, I will show how the notion of non-locality provides fruitful intuitions for some quantum communication methods.

26. PAULI COLLOQUIUM – Colloquium of the TU Wien Faculty of Physics

Alain Aspect - “From Einstein and Bell to quantum technologies: entanglement in action"

The Wolfgang Pauli Institut (WPI) & Institute CNRS Pauli (ICP), IRL2842 du CNRS, jointly with Technische Universität (TU) Wien, Faculty of Physics invite you to the talk of ALAIN ASPECT (Inst. d’Optique – Univ. Paris-Saclay “Orsay”)
Time: Friday, 21. June 2024, 14:30 – 16:00
Place: TU Festsaal, Karlsplatz 13, 1030 Wien

Alain Aspect

Alain Aspect (born 15 June 1947 in Agen, France) is a French experimental (quantum) physicist. Currently he is Professor at the Inst. d'Optique-Univ. Paris-Saclay and Professor at the École Polytechnique. He is an alumnus of ENSET Cachan (now ENS Paris-Saclay) and Orsay University.
His doctoral thesis (1983), at the Institut d'Optique, focused on experimental tests of the foundations of quantum mechanics (tests of Bell's inequalities, for which he was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics along with John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger). After experiments on single photons, with Philippe Grangier (1984-86), he worked on laser cooling of atoms at the Kastler Brossel laboratory of ENS Paris, with Claude Cohen- Tannoudji, Jean Dalibard and Christophe Salomon. The group he founded at the Institut d'Optique in 1993 focuses on atomic quantum optics and atomic quantum simulators with degenerate gases.
Alain Aspect is a member of the Académie des Sciences, the Académie des Technologies and several foreign academies (Austria, Belgium, Italy, UK, USA).

Alain Aspect

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