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The Quantum Divide: Why Schrödinger’s Cat is Either Dead or Alive
Start Date: 4/11/2013Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 4/11/2013End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description
Physics Professor Christopher Gerry's areas of research include theoretical quantum optics, quantum information theory, quantum metrology and sensing, and group theoretical methods in quantum optics.
Using a selection of key experiments performed over the past 30 years, Professor Gerry and co-author Kimberly Bruno will present a discussion of the strikingly counter-intuitive phenomena of the quantum world that defy explanation in terms of everyday common sense reasoning.
They discuss why the Schrödinger state of a cat being simultaneously alive and dead can never be seen in the everyday world, and they demonstrate how quantum mechanics provides a consistent explanation of phenomena, while an everyday, classical picture of the world does not.
Location Information:
Lehman College - Leonard Lief Library

Lehman College - Leonard Lief Library
Room: Treehouse Conference Room 317
Contact Information:
Name: Alison Lehner-Quam
Phone: 718-960-7756
Email: alison.lehnerquam@lehman.cuny.edu
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RSVP: http://christophergerry.eventbrite.com
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