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Displaying all lectures given by: Seth Lloyd


Quantum Limits to the Measurement of Spacetime Geometry
Speaker(s): Seth Lloyd
Abstract: This talk analyzes the limits that quantum mechanics imposes on the accuracy to which spacetime geometry can be measured.  By applying the fundamental physical bounds to measurement accuracy ensembles of clocks and signals, as in the global positioning system, I present a covari... read more
Date: 27/06/2012 - 2:00 pm

Quantum Life
Speaker(s): Seth Lloyd
Abstract: Recent experimental evidence suggests that living organisms are using quantum mechanics in a sophisticated fashion to enhance the efficiency of photosynthesis. Bacteria are essentially performing a quantum computation to extract energy from light. I will show how plants and bacteria perform quantum ... read more
Date: 03/11/2010 - 7:00 pm

The Physics of Information: From Entanglement to Black Holes
Abstract: Do ideas about information and reality inspire fruitful new approaches to the hardest problems of modern physics? What can we learn about the paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the beginning of the universe and our understanding of black holes by thinking about the very essence of information? The answ... read more
Date: 05/12/2007 - 7:00 pm

Programming the Universe
Speaker(s): Seth Lloyd
Abstract: The universe computes: every atom, electron, and elementary particle registers bits of information, and every time two particles collide those bits are flipped and processed. By ‘hacking’ the computational power of the universe, we can build quantum computers which store and process information at... read more
Date: 19/04/2006 - 7:00 pm

Computing the universe.
Speaker(s): Seth Lloyd
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Date: 18/11/2005 - 4:15 pm

Quantum limits to measuring spacetime geometry
Speaker(s): Seth Lloyd
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Date: 13/04/2005 - 2:00 am
Series: Colloquium

Interpretation of Quantum Theory: Lecture 26 (Bonus)
Speaker(s): Seth Lloyd
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Date: 12/04/2005 - 4:00 pm
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