October 2, 2018
Europe/Paris timezone

This first joint workshop marks the donation between Nokia corporation and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques. To celebrate this event we will have two excellent talks which will indirectly reminisce the riches heures of the Bell Laboratories (now Bell Labs part of Nokia corporate) which has now a strong settlement in Paris Saclay campus. Nokia Bell Labs is among the largest and also the oldest private research laboratory in the world and maybe the only one delivering a continuous stream of impressive scientific discoveries and theoretical contributions since one century.

The first talk will be by professor Alain Aspect of Institut d’Optique. Prof Aspect is wordwide known as the physicist who has built the first experimental confirmation of photon quantum entanglement theory. His contribution solved the famous Einstein Podolski Rosen paradox and led to new major perspectives in telecommunication and encryption. This is a way to look back on the major contributions of Bell Labs in quantum technology such as the transistor invented in 1948, and to look forward to quantum computing and communication.

The second talk will be by professor Sergio Verdu of Princeton University. Prof Verdu is the recipient of the Shannon Award in 2007 for his seminal contributions on information theory, in particular in data compression and transmission optimization when time and capacity are critical. Of course his talk will reminisce the history of the Information Theory, formulated in 1948 by Claude Shannon in Bell Labs, but his contributions bring a bridge toward the coming of the new generations of high performance wireless communications.

Organisateurs : Philippe JACQUET (Nokia - FR/Paris-Saclay), Emmanuel ULLMO (IHES)

Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre
35 route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette