We have Pi day which celebrates the amazingness of numbers such as 3.14159…so why not World Quantum Day? Well that day is upon us as a new initiative begins on the 14th of April named World Quantum Day. The World Quantum Day aims at promoting the public understanding of Quantum Science and Technology around the World.
The very first event is happening 14th April 2021 and is presented by Alain Aspect who is an alumnus of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (now ENS Paris-Saclay) and Université d’Orsay (now Université Paris-Saclay). He is Emeritus distinguished scientist at CNRS, he is a professor at Institut d’Optique, Ecole Polytechnique has authored several textbooks and MOOCS (online courses) on quantum optics. Alain Aspect research has been devoted to experimental studies of quantum properties of light and ultra-cold atoms, at the root of quantum technologies. Alain will talk about “From Einstein to Wheeler: Wave-Particle duality of a single photon” for the World Quantum Day Launch Event, aimed at a general, non necessarily scientific audience.
From Einstein to Wheeler, A talk on Wave Particle Duality:
Wave-particle duality is a basic concept of quantum physics, first stated by Einstein about light, and developed about material particles by Louis de Broglie. When applied to a single particle, it allows us to illustrate one of the weirdest properties of the quantum world. I will present wave-particle duality based on using a real experiment, based on a single photon source, one of the key devices in the development of quantum technologies.
Learn more About World Quantum Day and the Event here.