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    Title:"Orbiting the Sun with Qubits: An Overview of Science & Technology at the Applied Physics Laboratory"
    Speaker:Victor McCrary, Johns Hopkins University
    Where:CEBAF Center Auditorium
    When:Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 4:00PM
    (Refreshments at 3:45PM in CEBAF Center Lobby)
    Abstract: In seven years, NASA plans to send a probe to orbit the sun. This probe will be subjected to a solar flux that will heat the probe's surface to temperatures in excess of 35000 F. In 10-20 years, the U.S. will have a quantum computer that can break any code or solve today's toughest gene sequence in fractions of the time it takes now. Challenges like these are being met by scientist and engineer investigators at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). For over 60 years, JHU/APL has provided critical contributions in the areas of national defense, space science and exploration, and homeland security. This talk will provide an overview of basic and applied research projects that are poised to answer tomorrow's critical challenges through today's research.

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