Friday Physics Colloquia Series Presents (17 Feb): Professor Valerio Scarani, Centre for Quantum Technologies and National University of Singapore

14 February 2017

‘The applied side of Bell nonlocality’
Friday, 17 February 2017 at 15:30

Abstract: Since its formulation in 1964, Bell's theorem has been classified under "foundations of physics". Ekert's 1991 attempt to relate it to an applied task, quantum cryptography, was quenched by an approach that relied on a different basis and was allegedly equivalent. Ekert's intuition was finally vindicated with the discovery of "device-independent certification" of quantum devices. In this colloquium, I shall revisit the tortuous history of that discovery and mention some of the subsequent results.

About the speaker: Professor Valerio Scarani is a Principal Investigator in the Centre for Quantum Technologies and professor in the Department of Physics, National University of Singapore. A researcher in quantum information science and the foundations of quantum physics, he is leading an interdisciplinary research project aimed at characterizing and generating randomness from quantum processes. He has also an important outreach record and has notably published two books introducing quantum physics to non-specialists.

Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU
Followed by tea/coffee in the Clarendon Laboratory Common room

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