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As part of the Spring 2019 Hans Bethe Lecture Series at Cornell, Physicist John Preskilll explained quantum entanglement, and why it makes quantum information fundamentally different from information in the macroscopic world in his talk "Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier," given April 10 in Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall.

Preskill is the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, and director of the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1980 from Harvard, and joined the Caltech faculty in 1983.

The Hans Bethe Lectures, established by the Department of Physics and the College of Arts and Sciences, honor Bethe, Cornell professor of physics from 1936 until his death in 2005. Bethe won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1967 for his description of the nuclear processes that power the sun.