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High School Science Club Students Attend Lecture at UW

High School Science Club Students Attend Lecture at UW
Posted on 05/15/2017
High School Science Club Students Attend Lecture at UWPort Angeles, Wash. - Thanks to support from the YMCA and Port Angeles Education Foundation nine Port Angeles High School Science Club students attended Caltech professor Dr. John Preskill’s lecture at the University of Washington on Thursday, May 11th. 

“I would love to tell you all about his lecture titled Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier,” John Gallagher PAHS science instructor, said, “but I couldn’t do it justice. You’d be better off talking with freshman Emma Weller – she understood a lot more than I did!”

“Suffice to say that Dr Preskill introduced our six freshmen and three juniors to the complex concepts of quantum information science,” Gallagher added.  

Professor John Preskill: Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier
 
“The quantum laws governing atoms and other tiny objects seem to defy common sense, and information encoded in quantum systems has weird properties that baffle our feeble human minds. John Preskill loves quantum entanglement, the elusive feature making quantum information fundamentally different from information in the macroscopic world. By exploiting quantum entanglement, quantum computers should be able to solve otherwise intractable problems, with far-reaching applications to cryptology, materials, and fundamental physical science.” 

Introduction to Professor John Preskill’s Lecture on Quantum Computing

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
360.565.3703
tsmithohara@portangelesschools.org