17 Nov/23
13:00 - 14:00 (CET)

Quantum steampunk: Quantum information meets thermodynamics


On 17 November, join us for the special edition of the CERN QTI lecture series featuring Dr Nicole Yunger Halpern, theoretical physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), fellow of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science, and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland.

In her upcoming talk, Dr Nicole Yunger Halpern will explore a new branch of science – quantum thermodynamics – through the lens of steampunk. Holder of the International Quantum Technology Emerging Researcher Award, the US ASPIRE Prize and the Mary Somerville Medal, and author of the award-winning book Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday's Tomorrow, she will present an overview of how quantum information theory can revolutionise thermodynamics and the way we understand computation, cryptography and measurement.

If you are interested in the interplay of quantum physics, information theory and thermodynamics or if you would like to see how steampunk blends inventions of the past with futuristic technology — save the date now!

For full details, including how to register, visit: 

*Please note that one day before the lecture, on 16 November, Dr Halpern will give a public talk at the Sparks! Future Quantum event, held at the CERN Science Gateway. To find out more, check the Sparks! website at: