‘What Entanglement Can Tell Us About Our World’

Published on May 8, 2022

Scott K. Cushing

Scott K. Cushing, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Caltech’s Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, will describe “What Entanglement Can Tell Us About Our World” on Wednesday, May 11, starting at 5 p.m., at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.

“Entanglement” refers to a connection that can occur between quantum particles even when they are far apart from each other. Entanglement underpins everything from quantum teleportation to the quantum computation revolution.

The lecture, part of Caltech’s Watson Lecture series, is free to attend and will be both in person and online via Caltech’s YouTube channel. No advanced registration is required for either format.

In this presentation, Cushing will discuss a less explored aspect of entanglement: what you can learn about both small and somewhat larger objects when they are forced to interact with entangled photons. The knowledge gained from these new tools could lead to cutting-edge technologies.

To attend in person, proof of vaccination and an accompanying ID must be shown for entry into Beckman Auditorium. Masks are not required inside but are encouraged. In-person attendees can ask questions during the audience Q&A immediately following the program.

To watch online, visit www.caltech.edu/watson on the day and time of the lecture, or go to Caltech’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/channel/UClGTZDyz3CSl92TgDqIr0nw.

The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series has brought Caltech’s most innovative scientific research to the public since 1922. The series is named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 until 1959.

Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research at Caltech, the Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of the Institute’s ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach.

For more information, contact the Caltech Ticket Office by email at events@caltech.edu.

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