Academic session 'The entangled quantum story behind the 2022 Nobel prize in physics.'

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27-10-2022 from 07:00 to 09:00
AUD (ist floor), iGent, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 126, 9052 Gent, Belgium 126, 9052 Gent

NB-Photonics seminar (with PSG) by prof Frank Verstraete on "The entangled quantum story behind the 2022 Nobel prize in physics”.

Although Einstein was one of the founders of quantum physics, he never accepted its weird philosophical implications and believed that quantum physics would be superseded by a "classical" theory with hidden variables. In response to the famous Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) paradox, John Bell devised an ingenious test to rebut the possibility of such a classical theory in 1964.

The Nobel prize in Physics has been awarded to the experimental realization of this test, in increasing sophistication by Clauser (1972), Aspect (1982) and Zeilinger (2000). This talk will discuss, in layman's terms, the basic arguments and successes of this quest to demonstrate in a decisive way that the weirdness of quantum physics is real.

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