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Quantum Mechanics in a nutshell

Wednesday 3rd February 2016 @ 19:00

Non-Member: £5.00 ; Staff: £5.00 ; Student: £3.00


Dr Simon Foster and PhD students from the Controlled Quantum Dynamics group, Dept. of Physics, Imperial College London

Join the PhD students from the Controlled Quantum Dynamics group as they show you all you need to know to become a quantum physicist, helping you to take a peek into the quantum realm and see how the quantum revolution has only just begun and how it will shape the world of tomorrow.

Suitable for schools.

Once again the mysteries and contradictions of CQD are brought to a wider audience in this annual show.  This year there's one more temperamental demonstration to try and get right on the night!  
 
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.
 
We look forward to welcoming you into this fascinating and sometimes puzzling area of science and giving you a taste of the quantum world to come.  No cats will be harmed in the making of this show - neither Schrödinger's or anyone else’s!

Venue: SAF Building, Imperial College London

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