Professor of Electrical Engineering and Chemistry, University of Southern California
Daniel Lidar is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Southern California, and holds a cross-appointment in Physics. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1997. He was a postdoc at UC Berkeley from 1997 to 2000, then an assistant professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto from 2000 to 2005, with cross-appointments in Mathematics and Physics. His research interests lie primarily in the theory and control of open quantum systems, with a special emphasis on quantum information processing. His past interests include scattering theory and disordered systems. He is the Director and co-founding member of the USC Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology (CQIST). He is a recipient of a Sloan
Research Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
This talk will describe a recent extreme quantum result, whose precise nature is presently unknown to the author, but will become quite clear by delivery time.