What is the use of quantum information theory?

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Café Scientifique with Professor Jonathan Oppenheim

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The laws of thermodynamics govern much of the world around us, telling us that a hot cup of tea in a cold room will cool down rather than heat up for example. But what happens when we apply these laws to small-scale systems? How do the mathematical tools from quantum information theory help us to better understand these fundamental laws of physics, and why does it matter? Professor Jonathan Oppenheim explored the curious nature of quantum systems and discussed how the applications of this research can make real contributions to our lives.

Professor Jonathan Oppenheim is a Royal Society University Research Fellow based in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London.

This event was part of a series of Café Scientifique events throughout the year.

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What is the use of quantum information theory? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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