Often viewed as “spooky” or downright bizarre, quantum mechanics is fueling a powerful new era of amazing technology. In this program, today’s top quantum physicists discuss the information shake-up underway—and predict when we can expect a quantum computer of our own.
This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.
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Original Program Date: May 31, 2015
Host: Bill Blakemore
PARTICIPANTS: Artur Ekert, Daniel Gottesman, Seth Lloyd, Eleanor Rieffel
Quantum Physics Is Everywhere: A Quantum Comedy. 00:00
Participant Introductions. 04:48
Quantum teleportation… Beam me up Scotty. 06:11
The record distance of teleportation. 11:33
What is post selection time travel? 15:45
How is our quantum data protected? 17:27
How would quantum codes be unbreakable? 20:28
Quantum computers how close are we? 25:09
Quantum tunneling is happening today. 31:30
The array of problems that quantum algorithms may solve. 36:24
Quantum computation and how it’s different now. 40:08
What powers will quantum technology have ten years from now? 44:30
The amount of data we are collecting doubles every year. 47:15
Is it possible to have more than two particles entangled? 54:59