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What is quantum non-locality?

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October
132004

18:30 - 19:30

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Clifford Paterson Lecture By Professor Sandu Popescu University of Bristol

One of the most exotic aspects of the behaviour of microscopic particles, such as electrons, atoms, photons is the so-called quantum non-locality. Microscopic particles which have interacted in the past and then moved far from each other, remain, in a certain sense, still connected, and can instantaneously "communicate" with each other (in apparent but not real contradiction with Einstein's relativity). In his talk Sandu will explain this quantum non-locality at a very popular level (with NO mathematics). He will also present some of the uses of non-locality for quantum information and communication - strange effects such as teleportation - and will discuss the implications of non-locality for understanding the very foundations of quantum mechanics.

What is quantum non-locality? The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK