Renowned physicist Mikhail Lukin of Harvard University will give a series of talks between 12 – 17 May as recipient of the MCQST Distinguished Lecturer Award. The Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) awards this distinction to high-achieving scientists who are committed to communicating their research with the public. Lukin will give three talks targeted to different audiences: a talk for the general public interested in learning more about quantum science, a colloquium for the local scientific community, and a seminar for specialists working in the same field.
On 16 May 2022, Lukin will hold a public lecture designed for anyone curious about quantum science at the Literaturhaus München. Speaking about the “New frontier of Quantum Science and Engineering,” Lukin will describe the broad effort by scientists and engineers to build quantum machines that can outperform their classical counterparts. Practical realization of these systems is one of the central challenges in the new interdisciplinary field of quantum science and engineering. Lukin will shed light on recent work towards these goals and the potential practical applications of these technologies, including novel approaches to biomedical diagnostics, magnetic resonance imaging of individual molecules, and improved quantum communication.
Mikhail Lukin received the Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in 1998. He has been on a faculty of Harvard Physics Department since 2001, where he is currently George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics, and a co-Director of Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms and of Harvard Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering.
This event will bei held in English. A registration is required.