Speaker Name(s): Joseph Emerson, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Description: Does quantum mechanics tell us that particles, molecules, and maybe even cats, can be in two places at once? Does it force us to deny the existence of a reality that is independent of our observation? How can scientists disagree about what quantum mechanics means and yet still agree that it is right? Joseph Emerson, co-writer of the award-winning documentary "The Quantum Tamers", will address these questions and then describe, drawing on clips from the documentary, how the weirdness of the quantum world is now being harnessed for a quantum information revolution that gives us quantum teleportation, super-secure quantum communication, and the exponential power of quantum computation.