By: Yasser Omar
From: ISEG-UTL and IT
At: Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar, B3-01
In this talk I will review the discoveries by Dave Wineland and Serge Haroche (winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2012) that led to the hability to measure and control individual ions and photons, respectively. Furthermore, I will discuss how these discoveries allow us to investigate the quantum-classical border, including the decoherence of SchrÃ¶dingerâ€™s cat, as well as devise ways to build a quantum computer, a major research challenge nowadays.