Search FQXi


If you have an idea for a blog post or a new forum thread, then please contact us at forums@fqxi.org, with a summary of the topic and its source (e.g., an academic paper, conference talk, external blog post or news item).
Forum Home
Introduction
Terms of Use

Order posts by:
 chronological order
 most recent first

Posts by the blogger are highlighted in orange; posts by FQXi Members are highlighted in blue.

By using the FQXi Forum, you acknowledge reading and agree to abide by the Terms of Use

 RSS feed | RSS help
RECENT POSTS IN THIS TOPIC

John Merryman: on 1/8/14 at 3:10am UTC, wrote As usual, my satellite hookup and old mac can't cooperate long enough to...

Zeeya Merali: on 1/7/14 at 21:20pm UTC, wrote The first audio from FQXi's 4th International Conference on Vieques Island...


RECENT FORUM POSTS

Pentcho Valev: "Einstein's False Postulate That Killed Physics (3) Clever Einsteinians..." in New Podcast: A MICROSCOPE...

Joe Fisher: "Georgina, You are confusing invisible with out-of-sight. The real..." in Collapsing Physics: Q&A...

Lorraine Ford: "Georgina, I’m sorry about my offensive remark 2 posts ago: my comment..." in Physics of the Observer -...

Georgina Woodward: "Lorraine, Don, further to my previous post; I think the analogy I used..." in Physics of the Observer -...

Steve Dufourny: "Hi Georgina, I am understanding,we imporve after all our models and..." in New Podcast: A MICROSCOPE...

Georgina Woodward: "Hi Joe, you have previously said that the light does not travel. How is..." in Collapsing Physics: Q&A...

Pentcho Valev: "Why LIGO Cannot Fake Neutron Star Gravitational Waves LIGO conspirators..." in LIGO to Make a...

Steve Agnew: "For most macroscopic actions, the notions of continuous space and time work..." in Real-Time Physics


RECENT ARTICLES
click titles to read articles

Collapsing Physics: Q&A with Catalina Oana Curceanu
Tests of a rival to quantum theory, taking place in the belly of the Gran Sasso d'Italia mountain, could reveal how the fuzzy subatomic realm of possibilities comes into sharp macroscopic focus.

Dropping Schrödinger's Cat Into a Black Hole
Combining gravity with the process that transforms the fuzzy uncertainty of the quantum realm into the definite classical world we see around us could lead to a theory of quantum gravity.

Does Quantum Weirdness Arise When Parallel Classical Worlds Repel?
Quantum mechanics could derive from subtle interactions among unseen neighboring universes

Wrinkles in Spacetime
Searching for defects in the fabric of the cosmos could help physicists home in on the correct theory of quantum gravity.

Blurring Causal Lines
Quantum experiments mix past and future on the microscopic scale—opening the door to faster computers and revising our notion of causality.


FQXi BLOGS
May 31, 2016

CATEGORY: Blog [back]
TOPIC: What is Quantum Information Really Good For? [refresh]
Bookmark and Share
Login or create account to post reply or comment.

FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 7, 2014 @ 21:20 GMT
"What is this?"
The first audio from FQXi's 4th International Conference on Vieques Island is now available. You can now listen to Monday's panel discussion on the impact of quantum information, both in practical terms now and in the future and also for our understanding of the foundations of reality. (For more on the some of the hoped for theoretical advances see Sophie Hebden's three-part profile of Caslav Brukner and colleagues' work.)

The panelists are quantum physicists Caslav Brukner, at the University of Vienna, Raymond Laflamme, at the University of Waterloo, Andrew Briggs, at the University of Oxford, Gerardo Adesso, at the University of Nottingham, and Sorin Paraoanu at Aalto University. The discussion is moderated by William Wootters at Williams College.

The photo shows some of the panellists (Brukner, Briggs, Laflamme & Paraoanu). Laflamme has an object in his hand and is asking the audience to identify it. You'll have to listen to the podcast to find out the answer.

The panellists cover a range of issues, including when we will (or will not) have a quantum computer (bets are made), the recent injection of £270 million into quantum technologies by the UK government, where quantum computing is currently failing (why aren't there more quantum algorithms?), how physics education could be improved, and how to (try to) order dinner in a "quantum restaurant."

What questions do you think were missed?

this post has been edited by the forum administrator

report post as inappropriate


John Brodix Merryman wrote on Jan. 8, 2014 @ 03:10 GMT
As usual, my satellite hookup and old mac can't cooperate long enough to download the whole podcast.

report post as inappropriate


Login or create account to post reply or comment.

Please enter your e-mail address:

And select the letter between 'J' and 'L':


Note: Joining the FQXi mailing list does not give you a login account or constitute membership in the organization.