Walter E. Lawrence III, Dartmouth College / University of Chicago

Topic: "Quantum Information and the Paradoxes of Physics"  (Video)

Abstract: The paradoxes of Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky (1935), Schrödinger's Cat (1935), and Maxwell's Demon (1867) illustrate how the science of quantum information is changing the way we think about quantum physics, information and the second law. With brief histories of these paradoxes, I will illustrate how all of them became intertwined with quantum information and related advances over the last three decades, and in particular how Schrödinger's Cat and Maxwell's Demon have taken new leases on life.