- Quantum Information Seminars Carried Live Online
Researchers at Imperial College London's Institute for Mathematical Sciences this week launched Quantum Information Live (QILive), a program that broadcasts seminars by Imperial's quantum information research group live on the Internet. Imperial said the program allows academics worldwide to participate in the seminars by submitting questions, giving large groups of scientists and researchers the opportunity to brainstorm without having to travel. QILive kicked off on Monday with a talk by professor Gerard Milburn from the University of Queensland, Australia, on nanotechnology and so-called quantum electromechanical systems, which are used for extremely sensitive force measurements or to scan surfaces with atomic scale sensitivity. The QILive team said it hopes to transmit approximately one seminar or workshop every week during the college term. Upcoming seminar leaders include Jens Siewert from Regensburg University, Germany, and professors Vladimir Buzek from the Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava and Sandu Popescu from Bristol University, both quantum information experts. Those wishing to view live seminar broadcasts should go to www.imperial.ac.uk/quantuminformation and click on the Quantum Information Live icon. All seminars will be archived on the Web site and available for download.
- The use of atoms, molecules and molecular-scale structures to enhance existing technology and develop new materials and devices. The goal of this technology is to manipulate atomic and molecular particles to create devices that are thousands of times smaller and faster than those of the current microtechnologies.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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