Quantum Science - What is it? And why is everyone talking about it?

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What exactly is Quantum Science? The Nobel Price Winner Wolfgang Ketterle and Harvard Professor Markus Greiner will break it down for you.

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Everyone in tech seems to be excited about Quantum Science these days. But also pop culture enthusiasts and Sci-Fi fans are already talking about it. Google just accidentally leaked the results of a test that proves the superiority of quantum computing. Google’s recently published Nature paper confirmed the rumors. The hype is gigantic - everyone is waiting for the next big leap.

But what is the hype around Quantum Science really all about? What can we really expect from this discipline? Will it open the door to teleportation? Will quantum computing revolutionize the world as we know it?

We are talking to two guys who know! Join us for an evening of conversation with Nobel-prize winning MIT physicist Wolfgang Ketterle and the Co-Director of the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics, Markus Greiner. They will speak about their careers as a quantum scientists and break down the subject matter in an understandable way. This is your opportunity to get the answer to questions you didn't know you had. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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Markus Greiner studied Phyiscs at LMU Munich. His advisor was the Nobel-prize winning physicist Theodor Hänsch. By way of Boulder, Colorado, he came to Harvard University in 2005 and stayed there ever since. Not only is he a professor of physics, but he is also the Co-Chair of the Harvard-Max Planck Center for quantum optics. In 2011 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

Wolfgang Ketterle began his academic career in Heidelberg, Germany. Via TUM and LMU in Munich, he found his way to the MIT, where he laid important groundwork to today's state of quantum research and developed the first atom laser. He is the John D. MacArthur Professor for Physics at MIT. In 2001 he was rewarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the field of Quantum Science.

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