Math Colloquium

11/16/2012 12:35:00 PM - 11/16/2012 1:25:00 PM

Located: Roger Bacon Room 208

Operator Algebras and Quantum Entanglement
Quantum mechanics violently defies common sense, yet the mathematical description of the quantum world performs flawlessly. In this talk, we'll discuss the mathematical description of quantum mechanics, as well as some of its bizarre predictions and predicaments. Particularly we'll introduce the theory of operator algebras as a mathematical framework for quantum entanglement, which captures the imagination via phenomena such as quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and superdense coding. After introducing the basics and recounting some recent progress, we'll move on to discuss some open problems.

Everyone is welcome!