Yakir Aharonov

World-famous physicist attends quantum conference

For the 19th time a conference within the field of quantum theory and quantum technologies is held at Linnaeus University. Every year, the conference is attended by experts from all over the world. Key speaker this year is the world-famous Israeli physics professor Yakir Aharonov, famous for his original and sometimes controversial opinions on quantum physics.

In 2010, professor Yakir Aharonov received the most prestigious American science award, National Medal of Science, handed out by the American president, which at the time was Barack Obama. The National Medal of Science is awarded to researchers who have made important contributions to increased knowledge within a number of fields, physics being one. He has also received the Israeli Wolf award, awarded to persons who have performed in the interest of mankind regardless of nationality, religion, race, gender and political affiliation.

Yakir Aharonov is professor of theoretical physics and holder of the James J. Farley professorship of Natural Philosophy at Chapman University in the USA. He is also professor at Perimeter Institute in Canada and professor emeritus at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and chairman of IYAR, The Israeli Institute of Advanced Research.

The title of this year's conference is Towards Ultimate Quantum Theory and the conference focuses on new ways of creating the ultimate quantum theory, but also on more fundamental quantum theory (including philosophical questions), quantum experiments, and recently developed quantum technologies.

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The conference Towards Ultimate Quantum Theory is held at Linnaeus University in Växjö on June 11–15.
Professor Yakir Aharonov gives his lecture on Tuesday, June 12 at 2 pm in room Wicksell, building K, Växjö.
The conference programme can be found here:


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