EQUS seminar series: Jacq Romero and Andrew White

Speakers: Jacq Romero and Andrew White

Title: A brief history of entanglement (and photons)

Abstract: We will tell the story of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics.  We will talk about entanglement, its importance and implications.  We will talk about photons and their instrumental role in the important experiments that established the reality (aha!) of entanglement.


Associate Professor Jacq Romero is an expert in experimental quantum information.  Her research focuses on using higher-dimensional systems to explore quantum phenomena and on developing future quantum technologies.  She leads the Qudits@UQ research group and is an EQUS Chief Investigator.

Professor Andrew White is a world-leader in quantum technology.  He established the world’s first quantum technology laboratory in 1999 and has made substantial contributions in the fields of quantum information, quantum optics and fundamental quantum science.  He is the Director of EQUS, a Laureate Fellow and a UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow.  His current research aims to explore the full range of quantum behaviour—notably entanglement—with an eye to engineering new technologies.

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Major funding support

Australian Research Council

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