About the event
The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites you to a free public lecture featuring Dr. Ronald Walsworth, Harvard University and Smithsonian Institute. Dr. Walsworth will present his talk, “Quantum tools to explore the Universe…and help life on Earth.”
Scientists are exploiting quantum physics to advance the state-of-the-art in measurement and imaging, in order to search for Earth-like planets around other stars and probe the nature, history, and fate of the Universe. Sometimes, these quantum tools can also be applied to down-to-Earth problems — ranging from health to security and navigation. I will describe some examples that have emerged from my laboratory at Harvard.