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Relativistic Quantum Information in Spaces: Challenges and Opportunities

Professor Daniel R. Terno from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia

Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:00pm in Wilder 202

Relativistic quantum information (RQI) was born in the wake of Quantum 2.0 revolution. It applies quantum information to the problems of relativistic and gravitational physics (both as a technological tool and conceptual framework) and studies relativistic effects on quantum information carriers. Similarly to its more conventional counterpart RQI combines quantum foundations and technology, and by bringing in additional physical considerations it identifies new bounds on quantum information processing as well as provides new possibilities for quantum protocols. To achieve its global reach Quantum 2.0 technology is getting deployed into space. I illustrate the opportunities and challenges of RQI by considering two examples of the gravitational effects: interferometry and spin-gravity coupling.


Sponsored by the Society of Fellows and the Department of Physics and Astronomy


Medicalizing the Souls of Black Folk: Public Health and the Governance of Black Religion in the American South

Jamil W. Drake, PhD, Florida State University

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 4:30pm

Before the infamous Tuskegee Experiment, the Julius Rosenwald Fund invited Fisk University researchers to participate in the epidemiological study of black farmers in Macon County, Alabama. Arguing that these farmers represented "America's folk," the researchers made "religion" an object of inquiry in the study of black mortality and morbidity in the rural south. This presentation will show the importance of religion in the work of reforming black farmers into healthy, moral, and productive citizens.


Sponsored by the Society of Fellows, the Department of Religion, and the African and African-American Studies Program


Last Updated: 3/14/18