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15 January 2020

Professor Claudia Eberlein - Inaugural Lecture

Presented By Professor Claudia Eberlein

About this event

A down-to-earth introduction to quantum theory, some of its techniques, challenges, and applications.

For a few examples of simple quantum systems, Claudia will explain how physicists describe them, why they are interesting, and what distinguishes them from "normal" or classical systems. 

She will also discuss how these relate to our everyday life, for example, why yoghurt is not a thin liquid like the milk its made from. Along the way Claudia will give a few illustrations of the kinds of mathematics used in describing such theories and how it can be simply visualised. 

No knowledge of physics or advanced maths is expected of the audience, just a curious attitude to the world, some imagination, and perhaps a little general knowledge of science, but not beyond GCSE level.

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