Quantum: Separating Science Fiction from Science Fact

Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

As part of Science Literacy Week, join the Institute for Quantum Computing’s (IQC) John Donohue for this public talk at the Kitchener Public Library discussing quantum in fiction and pop culture.

In pop culture, “quantum physics” is often used to indicate something mysterious and frighteningly complicated, or as a magical theory that allows us to explain away all sorts of fantastical technologies.  In reality, quantum science is a well-established field that has produced many real-world technologies used all around the world. In this talk, we’ll examine quantum in science fiction, exploring their interpretations and diving into what the science says. We’ll consider how quantum is used modern quantum technologies, learn how to avoid quantum snake oil, and discover some of the revolutionary future technologies that quantum science enables.

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