cfaed Distinguished Lecture Series

Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Serge Haroche , Collège de France

Particle Control in a Quantum World

25.04.2013 (Thursday) , 10:00 - 12:00

Prof. Serge Haroche compared the concept of the new nanoanalysis center to playing with lego bricks – a change of perspectives from above into detail: “To simulate the coaction of all atoms in an iPhone would be beyond the capability of all processors”, he mentioned as an example. “Ten atoms are the maximum there”.  However, if single atoms and nanostructures and their changes over time could be monitored, it would lead to new findings about new materials. 

Sir Serge Haroche was born to a Jewish family in Casablanca, Morocco. His mother, whose family had Russian roots, was a teacher, and his father a lawyer. Aged 12, Serge moved to France. Since moving to Paris he has worked at École Normale Superieure, CNRS (the National Center for Scientific Research), Ecole Polytechnique, and Collège de France, where he is currently employed. He has also spent periods of time working at Stanford, Harvard, and Yale universities in the US. Serge Haroche is married with two children.

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