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Three free lectures in honor of World Quantum Day on May 10

On this day, three lectures in the field of quantum will be delivered to the general public, zoomed and free of charge. The event is being held in honor of World Quantum Day under the auspices of the Center for Quantum Information at the Hebrew University. No need to register in advance.

To mark World Quantum Day, the Center for Quantum Information at the Hebrew University is happy to host the general public to a variety of lectures in the quantum field. The lectures will be held on Zoom, on Wednesday, May 10, starting at 19:00.

Edit: The link to watch the lectures:

Here are the lectures:

Dr. Adi Pick 19:00 | "Precise quantum computation in a noisy environment"

Our personal computers are built from transistors. In contrast, quantum computers are built from quantum systems,
such as atoms or photons. It turns out that quantum properties may confer a tremendous advantage in computation. With their help, algorithms can be developed that are able to solve difficult problems in a short time, while classical algorithms require a calculation time longer than the lifetime of the universe for solving the same problems. Therefore, building quantum computers may advance humanity towards new realms. So why hasn't this happened yet? The reason for this lies in the fact that quantum systems are characterized by a high sensitivity to random fluctuations in their environment that create "background noise". Although the computational capabilities of the quantum computers in the absence of noise are superior, the calculation errors that characterize them in noisy conditions are very large compared to normal computers. In this lecture, we will explain how to build a quantum computer from atoms and how future technologies will be able to deal with background noise and thus realize the wonderful predictions of this technology.

Link to Dr. Adi Pick's zoom

Dr. Dan Cohen 20:00 | "The Standard Model of Particle Physics"

Our world is complicated and full of complex phenomena, of which there are some that can be explained and some that have not yet been fully deciphered. Many physicists throughout history have searched for simplistic models to explain the reality around us, the search is based on two principles. The first is to build the simplest model that can be assumed, and the second is that the model will explain a large number of phenomena. The standard model of particle physics is such a model, it contains 13 different particles, and all the dynamics between them can be recorded on a paper napkin. On the other hand, many books and articles have been written about the amount of phenomena and predictions that can be derived from this model. In the lecture we will explain what the model is, what is missing in it and what the next generation of researchers should continue to investigate!

Link to Dr. Dan Cohen's zoom

PhD student Noam Chai 21:00 | "From particles to fields: the revolution of quantum field theory and its effect on our understanding of the universe"

Quantum field theory is a wonderful theory that unites special relativity (which describes the physics of bodies moving at speeds close to the speed of light) and quantum mechanics (the theory of very small bodies). Its mathematical language is the mainstay of the standard model, the model that maps the particles in nature, the interactions between them, and is confirmed every day in accelerators around the world. Some claim that quantum field theory is the most accurate theory that humans have developed in their quest to understand nature. The match between the experimental results and predictions can reach up to the 13th digit after the decimal point. In this lecture I will discuss the historical development that led physicists to conclude that the most basic elements in nature are actually fields (and not particles), the principles of the Torah, its key discoveries and its scientific, technological and philosophical implications.

Link to the Zoom of the doctoral student Noam Chai

The zoom links will open on the day of the event at the specified time. The lectures are free and there is no need to register in advance. The lectures will not be recorded. For more details, please contact Yael Seton:

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