Quantum Lunch Location:
T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
Building 123, Room 121
Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule
The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Seth Lloyd (MIT)
Technical Host: Wojciech Zurek
TOPIC: Sending a photon backwards in time
Ever since Einstein, physicists have argued about whether time travel is consistent with the laws of physics, and, if so, how it might be accomplished. This talk presents a new theory of time travel based on quantum teleportation. Unlike previous theories, the theory can be tested experimentally. I report on an experimental realization of the `grandfather paradox': we send a photon a few billionths of a second backwards in time and have it try to `kill' its previous self.