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How does quantum mechanics work? How can the thinnest films protect the tech of the future? This event delves into the realms of things too tiny to touch, where the laws of physics are dominated by powerful forces that we wouldn't usually experience. Join us to unravel the mysteries of quantum entanglement and build your understanding of how diamond-like carbon can assist industries such as aerospace!
Face to Face with Quantum Mechanics
Dr. Jiannis Pachos (Reader in Theoretical Physics)
What is quantum mechanics? And why is it strange? Or is it flawed? You will be able to answer these questions with a hands on experiment that reveals the crux of the matter.
Slips, Hips and Chips: The Science of Surfaces
Sam McMaster (Postgraduate Researcher)
My work combines Tribology, the study of friction, wear and lubrication, with Surface Engineering; two fields with far reaching applications throughout science and engineering. By working to improve the surface properties of materials by the application of coatings and other techniques we can create material pairings with properties otherwise unachievable by bulk material alone. I focus on a particular coating called diamond-like carbon and will be discussing how the properties of this amorphous thin film can be fully mapped for future applications in the automotive and aerospace sectors.