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Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrodinger's Cat


Research on precise control of quantum systems occurs in many labs throughout the world, for fundamental research, new measurement techniques, and more recently for quantum information processing. NIST Nobel Laureate Dave Wineland will briefly describe experiments on quantum state manipulation in the NIST Ion Storage Group and other research groups, which serve as examples of similar work being performed with many other atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) and condensed matter systems at NIST and across the world. This talk is in part the "story" of his involvement that was presented at the 2012 Nobel Prize ceremonies, with some additional comments specific to NIST.

Anyone outside NIST wishing to attend must be sponsored by a NIST employee and receive a visitor badge. For more information, contact Stephanie Shaw at 301-975-2667. Colloquia are videotaped and available in the NIST Research Library.

Dave Wineland, NIST Fellow, Leader of the Ion Storage Group

Created January 30, 2013, Updated January 5, 2017