02 August 2016
Summer Lecture: JUAN P. TORRES \'Entanglement: folktales, truths, dreams\'

Tuesday, August 2, 12:00. Blue Lecture Room
The concept of quantum entanglement was introduced by E. Schrodinger (Nobel prize 1933), who “would not call that one but rather the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics, the one that enforces its entire departure from classical lines of thought” (Discussion of Probability Relations between Separated Systems. Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Phil. Soc., 31, 555, 1935). S. Weinberg (Nobel Prize 1979) described entanglement as “…the weirdest feature of quantum mechanics” (Lectures on Quantum Mechanics, 2013). With statements like these ones, it cannot cause surprise that the idea of entanglement had acquired a near mythical status for some people.
Entanglement is a cornerstone concept of Quantum Information Science, and with the principle of superposition, two key elements that make quantum concepts technologies indeed quantum. Therefore scientist are continuously dreaming of new applications of the idea to solve old and new problems, sometimes with success, sometimes without it. At the same time, and in spite of the fact that we can define precisely what it is entanglement and we know how to generate it in the lab, folktales, myths and sometimes nonsense surround the concept.
The aim of this talk is to explain, in simple terms, what it is entanglement, how to create it, what you can do with it and what you cannot.

**Tuesday, August 2, 12:00. Blue Lecture Room**