Quantum Physics, Argon Laser

PODCAST | Reality at the smallest scale: What is quantum physics and why should you care?

Eric Breckenfeld
Aug 22, 2017

“Quantum physics” is often viewed in popular culture as being entirely incomprehensible. STPF fellows Eric Breckenfeld and Jonathan Trinastic speak with three physicists from government, academia and industry to discuss the phenomena studied in quantum physics and its relevance to our daily lives. One budding technology is quantum computing, an area of significant interest at IBM where users are permitted to submit code to their 5-qubit quantum computer at: https://quantumexperience.ng.bluemix.net/qstage/#/user-guide.

Participants

Host: Eric Breckenfeld, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, 2016-2018 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Interviewer: Jonathan Trinastic, Ph.D. Physics, 2016-2018 Executive Branch Fellow at the Department of Energy

Gabe Perez-Giz, Ph.D. Physics, 2015-2017 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Science Foundation

Dmitri Kilin, Ph.D. Physics, Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University

Nick Bronn, Ph.D. Physics, Research Staff Member at IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Producers

Eric Breckenfeld, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, 2016-2018 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Alejandro de la Puente, Ph.D. Physics, 2016-2018 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Science Foundation

Executive Producer

Carlos Faraco, Ph.D. Neuroscience, 2016-18 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Institute of Justice

Image: University of Exeter, Flickr.

Eric Breckenfeld

Eric is a materials scientist specializing in complex oxide materials and additive manufacturing processes.  

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