John Preskill to Give Annual Robert Resnick Lecture on March 3rd at 3:30 PM

John Preskill, the Richard Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, will be delivering this year’s Robert Resnick Lecture entitled “Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier.” This special talk will take place at The Johns Hopkins University at 3:30pm on Thursday, March 3rd in Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. A special reception of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will immediately follow.

The quantum laws governing atoms and other tiny objects seem to defy common sense, and information encoded in quantum systems has weird properties that baffle our feeble human minds. John Preskill will explain why he loves quantum entanglement, the elusive feature making quantum information fundamentally different from information in the macroscopic world. By exploiting quantum entanglement, quantum computers should be able to solve otherwise intractable problems, with far-reaching applications to cryptology, materials, and fundamental physical science. Preskill is less weird than a quantum computer, and easier to understand.