The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces that Dr. H. Jeff Kimble, William L. Valentine Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver the second Hermann Anton Haus Lecture. The lecture will take place at the MIT campus on Wednesday, 26 April 2006, in the Hermann Anton Haus Room of the RLE Conference Center (Room 36–428).

The title of the lecture is, “The New Science of Quantum Information — From Quantum Computers to Teleportation of Quantum States.”

Dr. Kimble has been a world-leading pioneer in the field of quantum optics. His group at Caltech investigates the quantum mechanics of open systems, particularly phenomena associated with the dissipation and decoherence that arise for interactions of a quantum system with its environment. In 1998, Dr. Kimble led an international effort that succeeded in demonstrating the first true teleportation of a quantum state, taking quantum teleportation from a purely theoretical concept into an actual experiment. Possible applications of this work include concepts that could be used for developing quantum computers and scalable quantum networks.

The Hermann Anton Haus Lecture is RLE’s visiting lecturer program designed to bring the leading world researchers in fields intersecting RLE interests to RLE to share their thoughts and perspectives with the MIT community. The lecture honors the memory of Professor Haus, and continues the process of collaborative dialog that he promoted throughout his lifetime.

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Caltech Quantum Optics Group

Herman Anton Haus Fund