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It's a Small World

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
20 May Doors open at 7pm
Event 7:30-9:30pm
The Adelphi, 1-3 Hunslet Road,
Leeds LS10 1JQ
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Join us as we accelerate into our journey from atoms to galaxies. In our first chapter, we shrink into the depths of the Quantum World. Think small... In fact - think as little as possible. Teleport through the territory of terahertz, beam through the dazzling domain of lasers and conquer quantum computing.

Terahertz: the future electromagnetic wave

Dr Reshma Anamari Mohandas (Research Fellow, Pollard Institute, University of Leeds)
Terahertz (THz) frequency region lies between the microwave and infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Due to the lack of available sources and detectors, this frequency region remained largely unexplored until the last two decades or so. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction about THz radiation and why THz is important. I will also talk about one of the most developed and powerful terahertz sources to date, terahertz quantum cascade lasers.

The physics of knots and the future of computation

Dr Alex Bullivant (EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, Pure Mathematics, University of Leeds)
In the 19th century, a pair of Scottish physicists had a very bold ambition – to predict the structure of the periodic table. Their idea was to ask a seemingly simple question: How many ways can you knot a piece of string? Although their ideas ultimately ended in failure, the pair did manage to develop a new mathematical discipline – knot theory.

In my talk I tell the story of how over a century later, knot theory may hold the key to one of the big problems of our time. How can we harness the laws of quantum physics to build computers capable of solving truly 21st century problems?

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