Bell Tests: investigating ``spooky action at a distance’’ in the laboratory

Seminar date and time: 
Monday, 28 November, 2016 - 13:00
Affiliation: 
ICFO
Author: 
Morgan Mitchell
Location: 
Sala d'actes Edifici C

I will describe briefly the nature and status of Bell tests, from their origins in the discussions between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein, to 2015’s three loophole-free Bell tests, to the current efforts to incorporate Bell tests in communications technologies. Of immediate interest (to take place up until the 30th of November) is The BIG Bell Test, which asks the public to contribute unpredictable bits for use in Bell tests.  I will try to explain what human-generated random bits can contribute to physics research, and describe how you can participate in this very unusual physics experiment.

 

The BIG Bell Test will take place on November 30th. Users can upload randomness and download information about the BIG Bell Test at   http://thebigbelltest.org

 

 

 

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