Tucson Festival of Books

Nicole Yunger Halpern


Dr. Nicole Yunger Halpern is a theoretical physicist at the Joint Institute for Quantum Information and Computer Science in Maryland. She attended Dartmouth College for a combined physics, math, history and philosophy degree. Yunger Halpern then earned a master's degree at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada and a Ph.D. at Caltech in Pasadena. She developed a research program by smashing together quantum physics, information theory, and thermodynamics, and followed it up with an ITAMP Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard. 

Her first book is"Quantum Steampunk: The Physics of Yesterday's Tomorrow."

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Awards: International Quantum Technology Emerging Researcher Award

Communities: Woman in physics


Scheduled events:
The Future of Tech
In this session, a start-up genius and a quantum researcher will discuss how far things have come and where they might go in this tumultuous time of technological advancements.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mike Evans, Nicole Yunger Halpern
Moderator: Robert Griffin
The Future is Quantum!
Join author Nicole Yunger Halpern and moderator Jane Bambauer as they delve into how quantum physics is transforming how we think of information, energy and the future of our world.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Nicole Yunger Halpern
Moderator: Jane Bambauer

Book:
Quantum Steampunk
The Physics of Yesterday's Tomorrow
Science / Medicine / Technology
JHU Press
April 2022
ISBN 9781421443720
312 pages
$29.95
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