Realising the quantum dream
Zoom in on the world at the smallest of scales where the familiar laws of physics give way to the exotic rules of quantum mechanics. Physicist and Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman imagined a future in which humans exerted complete control over matter, and turned the strange phenomena they encountered into powerful resources. In this talk, Michael will describe how his own research in quantum tech is bringing Feynman's dream to life, building technologies from the ground up, one atom at a time.
Michael J. Biercuk is an experimental physicist and the Director of the Quantum Control Laboratory at the University of Sydney. His research is focused on the discovery of new physics through control of matter and light at the quantum level, and the generation of new technologies exploiting the strangest effects in quantum mechanics. His expertise has been recognised by numerous technical appointments, awards (including a Eureka Prize in 2015), media appearances and selection to deliver a TEDxSydney talk in 2016. He is a regular contributor to technical literature and popular press, commenting on issues relating to science policy and the role of science in society.
6:00 PM @ canvas bar
(364-372 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000)
* Entrance over 18