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Duncan Haldane (Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Physics, Princeton University, USA)
Date & Time
11 January 2019, 16:30 to 18:30
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore

While the laws of quan tum mechanics have remained unchanged and have passed all tests for the last eighty-five years, new discoveries about the exotic states that they allow, “entanglement”, and ideas from quantum information theory, have greatly changed our perspective, and some believe that a “second quantum revolution” is currently underway. The discovery of unexpected “topological states of matter”, and their possible use for “topologically-protected quantum information processing” is one of the important themes of these developments, and will be described.