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The Quantum World

Please note this event takes place on the first floor. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2018
15 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-10:00pm
Lacehouse (Upstairs), Broadway,
Nottingham NG1 1PS
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Come join us for an evening of exciting science where we will be uncovering what happens at the smallest levels in atoms – down in the quantum world! Discover what heavy metal music and quantum physics have in common, and what happens to objects when they are cooled to -273 °C.

Quantum technologies

Mark Fromhold (Professor of Physics)
When objects move very slowly, they act like waves. This quantum wave behaviour is beautiful and has transformed our lives through computing, internet communication and SMART devices. In medical diagnostics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging relies on unique features of the quantum world. In my talk I will explore a new wave of quantum technologies, which work by harnessing the quantum waves of objects that are slowed down by cooling them to within a few billionths of a degree of absolute zero. If you want more of Mark, catch him at our Creative Reactions event, Let's Get Physical on 14th May!

The Quantum World

Beatriz Olmos-Sanchez (Lecturer)
What is all that Quantum Physics all about? That is the (very broad) question that I will aim to answer in this talk! I will first give you a small tour on how and why the quantum theory was born in the first place in the early 20th century. Then we will discover what is meant when one says that particles and waves are one and the same! Finally, I will give you a glimpse of the problems that one can try and tackle nowadays, including the challenges that we face when trying to deal with quantum systems.

When the Uncertainty Principle goes to 11... or how to explain quantum physics with heavy metal

Philip Moriarty (Professor of Physics)
There are deep and fundamental links between quantum physics and heavy metal.

No, really. There are.
Far from being music for Neanderthals, as it’s too often construed, metal can be harmonically and rhythmically complex. That complexity is the source of many connections to the quantum world. You’ll discover how the Heisenberg uncertainty principle comes into play with every chugging guitar riff, what wave interference has to do with Iron Maiden, and why metalheads in mosh pits behave just like molecules in a gas.