The quantum theory of nature, formalized in the first few decades of the 20th century, contains elements that are fundamentally different from those required in the classical description of nature. Based on the laws of quantum mechanics, in recent years, several discoveries have been reported which can revolutionize the way we think about modern technologies. I will talk about certain characteristics in many-body systems which are crucial for building quantum technologies like quantum computers and quantum batteries.
Prof. Aditi Sen De is currently a Professor H at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad. Along with Prof. Ujjwal Sen and Arun K Pati, she started the quantum information and computation group (QIC) at HRI in 2009. Currently, the group consists of these three faculty members, 15 PhD students and 5 postdoctoral fellows. She did her doctoral work in the University of Gdansk under Prof. Marek Zukowski and subsequently was a Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Maciej Lewenstein in Hannover, a Ramon y Cajal fellow in ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, and an Assistant Professor in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Dr. Lakshmi Raman was educated at Lady Sivaswamy Iyer Girls high school, Mylapore and Queen Marys college, Chennai, before undertaking a PhD in crystal dynamics in the department of Physics, IITM. She did post-doctoral research at MPI, Stuttgart, ETH, Zurich and the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Raman then moved to the private sector. She had a long association with BellCore (a.k.a. Bell Labs) where she worked in the sphere of telecommunications particularly in the area of network management. She was an internationally recognized expert regarding standards in telecommunication. She was the author and coauthor of books and network management. Throughout her life she had a keen interest in the higher education of women and volunteer teaching of high-school students.