Past Events

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:30am
Physics 298
Speaker: Eduardo Novais
The surface code is a promising alternative for implementing fault-tolerant, large-scale quantum information processing. Its high threshold for single-qubit errors under stochastic noise is one of its most attractive features. We develop an exact formulation for the fidelity of the surface code... Read More »
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Paul Kwiat (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
"Quantum Entanglement for Fun and Profit: 101 Uses for Schroedinger's Cat" Nearly 80 years after Schroedinger described entanglement as the quintessential nonclassical phenomenon, and 50 years after Bell showed the inconsistency of quantum correlations with local realism, the quantum information... Read More »
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
Physics 119
Speaker: Adam R. Brown (Stanford University)
Duke - UNC joint seminar at Duke.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Arthur Kosowsky (University of Pittsburgh)
We live in a universe whose properties are remarkably well described by a very early epoch of accelerating expansion, termed inflation. One generic prediction of inflation is a relic background of stochastic gravitational radiation. These tensor metric perturbations leave a distinctive imprint in... Read More »
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Eun-Suk Seo (Univ of MD, College Park)
"Recent Discoveries of Cosmic Ray Anomalies" One of the most exciting possibilities in cosmic ray research is the potential to discover new phenomena. A number of elementary particles were discovered in cosmic rays before modern-day accelerators became available to study their detailed properties.... Read More »

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 3:30pm
Raleigh N.C.
Speaker: Paul Chesler (Harvard University)
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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
Physics 119
Speaker: Hermann Verlinde, Princeton University
Duke - UNC joint seminar at Duke.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 4:00pm
Chapel Hill N.C.
Speaker: David Simmons-Duffin (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Duke - UNC joint seminar at UNC, Philips 277.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
Physics 128
Speaker: Michel Devoret (Yale University)
"Superconducting Quantum Circuits" The principles of quantum mechanics were introduced about a hundred years ago to explain the properties of microscopic systems like atoms and molecules. Recently, macroscopic systems in the form of electrical circuits containing billions of atoms have attained... Read More »

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:30pm
Chapel Hill N.C.
Speaker: Joaquin Drut (UNC)
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