Science Pub Hillsboro

Date: Oct. 27, 2014 Time: 7-9pm Located at: Venetian Theatre and Bistro, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro
Who is this for: All ages Cost: $5 suggested donation

Science Pub Hillsboro

Quantum Entanglement & Teleporation
With Andrew M.C. Dawes, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics at Pacific University

Early in the history of quantum mechanics, entanglement was blasted by Albert Einstein as spukhafte Fernwirkung or spooky action at a distance. How can we make sense of a concept that baffled one of the founders of modern physics? The difficulty in understanding quantum mechanics often comes from incorrectly assuming it works like our other laws of nature—giving us perfect predictions and a clear understanding of why things happen. At the root of this difference is the way measurements and results interact with one another.

In this talk, physicist Andrew Dawes will describe the quantum mechanical principles behind recent experiments that demonstrate the strange and intriguing concepts of entanglement and teleportation. He will discuss implications of these observations as well as their prospects for use in advanced technologies.

Andrew M.C. Dawes, Ph.D. is an physicist specializing in photonics and quantum optics. He completed his graduate studies at Duke University and currently teaches Physics at Pacific University, along with a variety of undergraduate courses. Professor Dawes also leads a research group that is developing techniques for measuring the quantum states of light.


Science Pub Hillsboro is a monthly event open to anyone aged 21+ (or minor with adult). No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!
$5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

Questions? E-mail sciencepub@omsi.edu.