quantum entanglement and superconductivity
subir sachdev, perimeter institute
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Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.” Entanglement is a counterintuitive feature of quantum theory by which two particles are deeply correlated even when separated by vast distances, such that a measurement of one particle instantaneously determines the state of another.
Remarkably, quantum entanglement can also happen en masse, determining the macroscopic properties of many electrons in certain crystals. These newly discovered states of matter could lead to practical high-temperature superconductors, which promise tremendous advances in technologies spanning medicine, clean energy, transportation, and more.
Dr. Subir Sachdev, a leading researcher in the field, will explain new experiments in high-temperature superconductivity, and even do a live demonstration of superconducting levitation. He will explore the unexpected new connections between these earthbound experiments and the strange quantum behaviour of black holes.
Dr. Sachdev was educated in India before attending MIT and Harvard where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics. He held professional positions at Bell Labs (1985-1987) and at Yale University (1987-2005), where he was a Professor of Physics, before returning to Harvard. He has been awarded several honors, among them membership in the US National Academy of Sciences, the Lorentz Chair, Instituut-Lorentz, Leiden University in 2012, and the Salam Distinguished Lectures in Trieste, Italy in 2014. He currently holds the James Clerk Maxwell Chair (Visiting) at Perimeter Institute.
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