IB Physics students attended a public lecture in IST Austria

It was a wonderful opportunity for the IB Physics students to meet and listen to such an eminent scientist.

Published on 13.03.2018

What better way to cel­eb­rate the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of VWA present­a­tions than to attend a public lec­ture by the Uni­versität Wien Pro­fessor, Insti­tute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Inform­a­tion (IQOQI) Phys­i­cist, and Aus­trian Academy of Sci­ences Pres­id­ent Anton Zeilinger?

It was a won­der­ful oppor­tun­ity for the IB Phys­ics stu­dents to meet and listen to such an emin­ent sci­ent­ist. The idea was to get a glimpse of the kind of state-of-the-art research that is hap­pen­ing in Quantum Com­mu­nic­a­tion”. Prof Zeilinger spoke about quantum cryp­to­graphy, long-dis­tance quantum tele­port­a­tion and a future quantum inter­net.

The icing on the cake was the chat the stu­dents had with Prof. Robert Seiringer. While hap­pily munch­ing on yummy food, the stu­dents asked him ques­tions about what it takes to make a career in sci­ence. The warm, down-to-earth Prof Seiringer answered all their ques­tions and talked about how his curi­os­ity lead him from study­ing Astro­nomy to work­ing on many-body sys­tems in quantum mech­an­ics. When Fabian asked him about job secur­ity, he talked to them can­didly about how he had never wor­ried about such things as a teen­ager him­self. He said that the skill sets one acquires while study­ing sci­ence can be put to use in lit­er­ally any field — the key is to learn crit­ical think­ing and ana­lyt­ical reas­on­ing.
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