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TEDxUKZN - Dr. Francesco Petruccione - Durban: A City Goes Quantum

Francesco Petruccione was born in 1961 in Genova (Italy). He studied Physics at the University of Freiburg i. Br. and received his PhD in 1988. He got his "Habilitation" (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) from the same University in 1994 and worked there as Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics until 2003. In 2004 he was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Prof. Petruccione has been working on the theory of open quantum systems, which is at the basis of many recent quantum technological applications. In this presentation Francesco talks about innovations in Durban, South Africa insofar as making Durban a "Quantum city" About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self- organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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