Navigation Links
U of Toronto to award quantum mechanics prize to renowned physicist Sandu Popescu
Date:5/24/2011

The University of Toronto has selected quantum physicist Sandu Popescu to receive the prestigious John Stewart Bell Prize for his enormous contributions to the field of quantum mechanics.

Quantum mechanics is the theory physicists believe describes everything in nature. Yet, with predictions such as the fact that any small particle, an atom for example, can be in two places at the same time, the story it tells us is so remote from our everyday experience that it it looks and is deeply mysterious. Over the years scientists have learned to live with these bizarre ideas and even harness them for practical purposes. Only recently, for example, has it come to be realized that these properties can be used to build ultra-secure communication systems and perhaps even to design computers exponentially more powerful than anything possible in the classical world. Yet more than 80 years since its discovery, quantum mechanics remains as mysterious as ever.

Popescu, of the University of Bristol, is world-renowned for his many-faceted and influential work on nonlocality, entanglement, and the quantum foundations of statistical mechanics. His research interest lies in investigating fundamental aspects of quantum physics to gain a better understanding of the nature of quantum behavior.

"The fact that so often one discovers seemingly paradoxical new quantum effects is a signature that a deep and intuitive understanding is still missing," says Popescu. "A major focus of my research has been quantum non-locality, an area that for much of its history has been primarily of interest to philosophers of physics. My research aims to go beyond philosophy and to develop an understanding of the physics of non-locality." This has led him to establish some of the central concepts of the new area of quantum information and computation. He has also worked on many other aspects of quantum theory, ranging from the very fundamental, to designing practical experiments, such a
'/>"/>

Contact: Kim Luke
kim.luke@utoronto.ca
416-978-4352
University of Toronto
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. University of Toronto chemistry technology promises more effective prescription drug therapies
2. Scientists from Toronto and Helsinki discover genetic abnormalities after creation of stem cells
3. Intel Corporation acquires Toronto start-up CognoVision
4. University of Toronto chemists make breakthrough in nanoscience research
5. The iBridge Network Adds Torontos University Health Network as First Canadian Partner
6. French Ambassador for International Investment to Visit Toronto December 11
7. Cytopia Merger with Toronto-based YM BioSciences Inc.
8. GeneNews rolls out ColonSentry(TM) test in additional Toronto area labs
9. DATATRAK Recognized as 2011 Crains Leading EDGE Award Winner
10. Geminus Corporation Named Recipient of Second Annual Netsmart Technologies Customer Innovation Award
11. Magellan Biosciences to Present at Medicaid Health Plans of America Center for Best Practices First Annual Awards Forum
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014   BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and ... shipping products for cells and tissues  ("BioLife" or ... 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 4, 2015 ... for the Annual Meeting represents a change of more ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 SoundConnect’s ... to introduce cutting edge communication technology, provide ... of platform upgrades. This webinar series demonstrates ... in their quest to leverage web conferencing’s ... to SoundConnect’s Marketing Manager, Seanna Baumgartner, “Our ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Tenn. (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 Nashville ... was elected treasurer for the American Society for ... advancing knowledge and research in reproductive medicine. In ... a seat on the executive board and will have ... , Dr. Hill has actively supported ASRM since 1984 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... AUSTIN, Texas , Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... solutions company focused on gynecologic disease, announced today ... W. Schuler , Birchview Fund LLC and several ... million of unregistered shares of Vermillion,s common stock ... common stock in a private placement.  ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioLife Solutions Sets Date for Annual Meeting of Stockholders 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 2Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 4Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 5
... of the Midwest large cap life science group of companies in the ... half of 2005. , ,The message was that the major indices were ... of the Amex Biotech index. In spite of this general market malaise, ... , , , ,For this week, its time to take ...
... Madison, Wis. - One of Wisconsin's neighbors has ... that could bolster similar research in Wisconsin. , ,Illinois ... devote $10 million in state funds to support stem ... to offer public dollars for stem cell research after ...
... Wis. - TDS Telecommunications Corp. outperformed all regional ... of overall customer satisfaction, the company reported Tuesday. , ... Customer Satisfaction Study represent a combined score of ... local exchange carriers, respectively. , ,TDS's growth and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Midwest biotech stocks receive hefty haircut in first half of 2005 2Illinois stem cell funding could aid issue's visibility 2
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Since its launch in December 2014, the ... eliminate the pain of trying to remember their usernames ... own biometrics fused to their smartphones. To assist people ... Hoyos Labs , the company that created 1U and ... offering the app for free. 1U is ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces ... Apollo Robbins for the 2015 International CES ... Apollo Robbins will be at the ... demonstrating some of his famous theft techniques to visiting ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "The Global Watermarking ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... overview of the global digital media watermarking ... and monitor piracy by securely and invisibly ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):1U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 21U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 4The Global Watermarking and Fingerprinting Markets 2
... in a recently discovered gene is the most ... The discovery by an,international research team provides fresh ... some cases of Parkinson's disease. The,findings could lead ... detect the,mutation in individuals at risk. The research ...
... For,everyone doing or reading a paper about microarray-based experiments,reproductibility, ... results? If I redo the same experiment in one ... recently demonstrated that microarrays experiments performed in different ... reproducibility , as long as standardized protocols are carefully ...
... present a “cautionary tale?about what may go wrong when using ... for cancer. , In the February 16 issue of the ... of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center detail why an ... small sample of blood is unlikely to lead to a ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinson's disease cases 2Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinson's disease cases 3Study Demonstrates Gene Expression Microarrays are Comparable and Reproducible 2Study Demonstrates Gene Expression Microarrays are Comparable and Reproducible 3New species from old data 2New species from old data 3
The 12-Tube Magnetic Separation Rack is designed to be used for small-scale separations using magnetic particles. ,Capacity: 12 microcentrifuge tubes. ,Magnets: Neodymium rare earth permanent ma...
Certified U.S. origin. Bovine Serum:, *Certified U.S. origin. Available raw, nonsterile filtered, or sterile filtered. , , *Sterility tested , , *Low Hemoglobin levels , , *Mycoplasma testing upon...
...
12(S)-HETE-d8 is used as an internal standard for the quantification of 12(S)-HETE by stable isotope dilution mass spectrometry....
Biology Products: