Other Loughborough events

Cosmos Unveiled

Please note this event takes place on the ground floor
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open 6.20 pm
Event 6.30 - 8.30 PM
Public and Plants Cafe, 12 Frederick St, Loughborough ,
Loughborough LE11 3BJ
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Prepare for a captivating journey through the cosmos! Join us as we explore the convergence of mathematics, physics, and quantum mechanics. From unravelling the mysteries of normal numbers to delving into the quantum realm of matter, embark on an enlightening adventure into the depths of space and science. Get ready to unlock the secrets of the universe and ignite your curiosity! 

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Quantum technologies (far) above and beyond quantum computing

Dr Alexandre Zagoskin (Reader in Quantum Physics)
Unravelling the mysteries of quantum technologies! Join us as we delve into the fascinating world beyond gate-based quantum computing. Explore the diverse areas of quantum technology, from fundamental science to groundbreaking applications. Get ready to be amazed by the endless possibilities of quantum innovation!

Advancing Wave Control: Transforming Imaging and Communication Technology

Dr Vittorio Cecconi (Research Fellow)
Embark on a journey into the realm of innovation in light! Join us as we uncover the power of ultrafast laser technology in manipulating terahertz waves, a unique type of radiation. Explore the fascinating interaction of light patterns with scattering materials and discover how a genetic algorithm revolutionizes imaging and sensing applications. Get ready to witness the future of terahertz exploration!

What if everything in the universe suddenly started shrinking? 

Dr Mats Vermeeren (Research Fellow)
From a point of view of physics, this is a rather absurd question. Nevertheless, as a thought experiment, it can give a good intuition about the abstract mathematics that the theory of general relativity is built on. It turns out that the fabric of the universe is just as weird as the title of this talk!

Which numbers are normal?

Dr Amlan Banaji (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Embark on a journey into the intriguing world of ‘normal' numbers! Join us as we unravel the mysteries surrounding these elusive mathematical entities. Explore the fascinating quest to determine if renowned constants like pi are normal and delve into groundbreaking research on normal numbers in fractals. Get ready for an illuminating exploration of number theory and fractal geometry!

The boundary between classical and quantum physics

Kieron Lintott (Doctoral Researcher)
Phase transitions, such as liquid water freezing to ice, have been a fascinating subject to scientists for centuries. We will delve into a phase transition in a system of atoms, which we can use to unlock revolutionary advances in quantum computers!
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Other Public and Plants Cafe events

2024-05-15 Green Hydrogen: Fueling the Future Public and Plants Cafe 12 Frederick St, Loughborough , Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3BJ, United Kingdom
15 May
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Green Hydrogen: Fueling the Future

green hydrogen
2024-05-13 Future Frontiers in Science! Public and Plants Cafe 12 Frederick St, Loughborough , Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3BJ, United Kingdom