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Quantum to Cosmos

9 physicists discuss what lies ahead in physics, from the Quantum to the Cosmos. Drs. White and Zeilinger appear courtesy of Institute for Quantum Computing.
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  • Katherine Freese, Director

  • University of Michigan
  • Katherine Freese is the George Eugene Uhlenbeck Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan, and the Associate Director of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics. She has been working to identify the dark matter and dark energy that permeate the universe as well as to build a successful model for the early universe immediately after the Big Bang.
  • Leo Kadanoff, Professor of Physics and Math

  • University of Chicago
  • Dr. Kadanoff is a professor emeritus of the University of Chicago and a past President of the American Physical Society (APS). He is widely acknowledged for his contributions to statistical physics, chaos theory, and theoretical condensed matter physics.
  • Lawrence Krauss, Director of Origins Initiative

  • Arizona State University
  • Lawrence Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and author of several bestselling books including "The Physics of Star Trek " His research interests include the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology. He writes regularly for various newspapers and magazines, and appears frequently on radio and television.
  • Neil Turok, Director, Perimeter Institute

  • Perimeter Institute
  • Dr. Turok is the Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He has worked in a number of areas of theoretical physics and cosmology, focusing on developing fundamental theories and new observational tests. With Stephen Hawking, he developed the Hawking-Turok instanton solutions describing the birth of inflationary universes, and with Paul Steinhardt developed a cyclic theory of the universe.
  • Sean M. Carroll, Author and Physicist

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Sean M.Carroll is Senior Research Associate in Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research includes a number of topics in theoretical physics such as cosmology, field theory, particle physics, and gravitation. He is the author of "From Eternity to Here," a book about cosmology and the arrow of time.
  • Anton Zeilinger, Professor

  • University of Vienna
  • Anton Zeilinger is a professor of physics at the University of Vienna and the Director of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.In 1997, he and his colleagues confirmed aspects of quantum teleportation by teleporting light particles. He has received more than 20 awards and honours for his work, including the Isaac Newton medal. Dr. Zeilinger appears at the Q2C Festival courtesy of Institute for Quantum Computing.
  • Gino Segrè, Author and Professor Emeritus

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Gino Segrè is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a visiting professor at MIT and Oxford, and was chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of "A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals About the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe" and "Faust in Copenhagen: A struggle for the soul of physics."
  • Andrew White, Professor of Physics

  • University of Queensland
  • Andrew White is a professor of physics at the University of Queensland and the Director of the Quantum Technology Laboratory. In 2003 he and his colleagues produced the first entangling quantum-logic gate. His research interests include quantum information, quantum optics—all aspects of quantum weirdness really—and biophysics. Dr. White appears at the Q2C Festival courtesy of Institute for Quantum Computing.
  • David Tong, Professor of Theoretical Physics

  • Cambridge University
  • David Tong is a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge. His research applies the techniques of quantum field theory and string theory to understand a variety of different systems, from early universe cosmology to particle physics to pure mathematics. He was recently awarded the Adams prize in mathematics.
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