On Wednesday, November 3, as part of Perimeter Institute’s Public Lecture Series presented by Sun Life Financial, Seth Lloyd, a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will show how plants and bacteria perform quantum information processing, and will discuss how living creatures engage in all sorts of ‘quantum hanky-panky’ in their efforts to survive and reproduce.
Professor Lloyd has performed seminal work in the fields of quantum computation and quantum communications, including proposing the first technologically feasible design for a quantum computer. In 1994, he joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Professor Lloyd, a returning guest to PI’s Public Lecture Series, also appeared in PI’s award-winning television documentary The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future.
Professor Lloyd’s lecture, entitled “Quantum Life” will be held Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 pm in Waterloo, Ontario. Tickets will be available starting Monday, October 18th, 2010.
Further details can be found at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.
Further details on The Quantum Tamers: Revealing Our Weird and Wired Future can be found at: www.quantumtamers.com
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