This debate will be examined by Alain Aspect of the Institute d’Optique and Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, during a Perimeter Institute Public Lecture to be held on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 at 7:00 pm in Waterloo, Ontario.
In tracing the history, Aspect will explain why Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr argued over the nature of “entangled” states – where pairs of sub-atomic particles are strangely correlated – from 1935 until their very deaths. He will also share how, decades later, John Bell discovered his famous inequalities that made it possible for experimentalists, including Alain Aspect and others, to settle the great debate and help propel a new era of fundamental understanding with concepts and methods that seek to harness unique properties of atoms to process and transmit information.ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
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