Dr Simon Foster and students from the Controlled Quantum Dynamics Group

Post Graduate students will be presenting their take on the next big challenge of the quantum world: developing real world technologies from research. It is just starting to happen. In the next five years technologies will be leaping out of the lab into our lives for example quantum metrology and quantum telecommunications.

This is a favourite with school groups!

Quantum technologies have already changed the world around us, from lasers to flash drives.  We are also discovering more about how nature makes use of quantum physics, from large scale processes such as nuclear fusion in the Sun, to photosynthesis in plants. Even your nose utilises quantum physics to make smelling possible!  

The students will take us from the beginnings of Quantum Mechanics to the research being done at Imperial today, taking in some of the notable experiments and paradoxes along the way. They will also show us how, employing Quantum Mechanics principles, modern technology can continue to make advances. 


[CQD Research at Imperial]


[Event poster]