Bring your curiosity and be prepared for an unexpected take on how quantum is a part of our world.
Entangled: The series links surprising subjects that may feel separated by distance, but are actually strongly correlated. We’re exploring the intersection of current ground-breaking quantum information science and technology research and a range of contemporary topics.
Learn about unexpected connections.
Connecting quantum and logic
Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:00 pm
Quantum mechanics reveals that at its core, the world is not as it seems – it is far more interesting.
In the quantum world, outcomes are counter-intuitive, differing from what we expect based on our everyday experiences. The particle physicist Richard Feynman remarked that this means we seem to have to walk “a logical tightrope” when we talk about a quantum system.
Fay Dowker, Imperial College London, will describe a way of thinking about quantum mechanics in which logic is indeed something to which we must pay careful attention if we want a picture of the quantum world.
Fay Dowker is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor Stephen Hawking in Cambridge. Professor Dowker did postdoctoral work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia Illinois, University of California at Santa Barbara, and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena California. She was a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London before joining Imperial College.
Professor Dowker’s research focuses on quantum gravity and the foundations of quantum mechanics. Read more about Professor Dowker's research at her website.
Connecting quantum and music
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Hear Raymond Laflamme, founding director of the Institute for Quantum Computing and John von Neumann Chair in Quantum Information and Edwin Outwater, Music Director Laureate of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, as they have a conversation about the making of Does God Play Dice (Quantum Etude).
Radio host Mike Farwell will moderate this conversation about their collaboration that integrated quantum physics and music to create a surprisingly random performance piece. You’ll even have the chance to watch highlights of the April 20 performance.