Shohini Ghose, Wilfrid Laurier University




PI Public Lecture Series:

Title: The Quantum Revolution

You’ve likely heard of quantum computing. Perhaps you know the basic principles of how this emerging form of technology harnesses counter-intuitive properties of the subatomic realm, such as quantum superposition and entanglement, to perform tasks that would overwhelm even today’s most powerful “classical” computers. But do you know what that will mean to the ways you work, communicate, play, and live?

Does anyone truly know? Well, no, because some very big challenges remain before quantum computers are commonplace. But for expert perspectives on what the future may hold, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better source than Shohini Ghose.

In her March 4 public lecture at Perimeter Institute, Ghose will guide the audience through the latest advances in quantum technology, and explore some of the technologies emerging now from this research, like quantum sensors and communications. Ghose, a professor of physics and computer science at Wilfrid Laurier University, studies how the laws of quantum physics can be exploited to transform computing and communications, and to achieve feats such as teleportation. 

Ghose is a leading expert and sought-after speaker on the subject of quantum information science, as well as the topic of making the global science community more vibrant and inclusive. She served as Perimeter Institute’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion specialist, is the founding director of the Laurier Centre for Women in Science, and is president of the Canadian Association of Physicists.

She is the recipient of several awards including a TED Senior Fellowship and membership in  he Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. In 2019, she was among 25 leading women scientists from around the world featured in a UNESCO exhibit in Paris.

Attendance to the lecture is free, but advance tickets are required. Our lectures consistently sell out. As a courtesy to those on our waiting list, your ticket will be honoured until 6:45 PM only. If you have not arrived by 6:45 PM your reservation will be filled by another guest, and you will be asked to join the end of the waiting line.

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Pre-Lecture Activities
Doors open at 5:30 PM for the following pre-lecture activities. Tickets are not required to participate.

  • Ask a Scientist!
    Perimeter scientists will be on hand to answer physics questions from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
  • Black Hole Bistro (dinner and/or drinks)
    Reservations are required for food service in the Black Hole Bistro and can be made at Dinner reservations will be scheduled between 5 and 6 PM for those with tickets, and later for those watching the lecture in the Bistro.

Waiting Line
On the night of the lecture, there will be a waiting line at Perimeter for last minute cancelled tickets. Come to Perimeter after 5:30 PM and pick up a waiting line chit from the ticket table. While you wait, participate in pre-lecture activities. An announcement will be made in the Bistro at 6:45 PM if theatre seats are available. Note: You must arrive in person to be part of the waiting line, and be in the Bistro when the announcement is made.

No Disappointments
Everyone who comes to Perimeter will be able to enjoy this lecture. If you do not manage to obtain a theatre ticket, you can join our waiting line and either watch live from the quiet of the Time Room, or the licensed comfort of the Black Hole Bistro.

Live Webcast

All of our lectures are streamed live. You can watch the live stream of this lecture here, or watch the recordings at your leisure on our YouTube Channel.