Associate Professor in Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
Augustin Fresnel Professor, Institut d'Optique Graduate School
Distinguished researcher emeritus, CNRS Regional Delegation Languedoc-Roussillon
This talk describes experimental progress toward controlling quantum mechanical coherence and entanglement in a solid-state environment.
The evolution of organisms requires the generation of some diversity in the offspring and then the selection of the fittest in the present environment from among this diversity in the population. The rates of evolution can be influenced by mutation rates that are in turn influenced by a wide variety of stresses that can occur as sperm or eggs are produced or even as the organism develops.
This talk discusses progress in developing devices that can restore lost functions of the nervous system following disease or injury, in particular the development of a brain computer interface (BCI) that is designed to restore independence and control for people with paralysis.
Analyzing the collective behavior and social interactions of hundreds of millions of people with powerful computational techniques offers a radically new perspective on fundamental questions in the social sciences.