The spooky quantum-ness of light

19 May2021

Speaker: Xiruo Yan, PhD Student

Time: Wednesday @ 3:00 PM


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The wave-particle duality of light (or other quantum objects), where the photon (quanta of light) must be seen as in the form of wave as well as particle, has been generally accepted not one century ago. This quantum mechanical concept is already strange enough to us because there is no analogy of it in our daily classical world. Over time physicists have designed experiments to explore the quantum-ness of light further and have discovered more and more counter-intuitive spooky actions of light. In this presentation, Xiruo will introduce some of the “mind boggling” results of the quantum optical experiments and how we can make use of them.


Xiruo finished his bachelor program at the University of Waterloo and my Master program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Currently he is a PhD student in the photonics lab at SBQMI. His research is focused on the application of quantum photonics in quantum information technology.

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